An open mine, especially a coal mine, whose seams or outcrops run close to ground level and are exposed by the removal of topsoil and overburden.
verbstrip-mined, strip-min·ing, strip-mines
- To mine (ore) from a strip mine.
- To subject to strip mining: strip-mined the land.
To engage in strip mining.
- strip miner
(plural strip mines)
- Alternative spelling of strip mine.