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Meaning of MINER

Pronunciation:  'mInur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  laborer who works in a mine
 

MINER is a 5 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: mineworker
 
 See Also: coal miner, collier, gold digger, gold miner, gold panner, jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer, pitman, prospector, strip miner

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Min"er\, n. [Cf. F. mineur.]
1. One who mines; a digger for metals, etc.; one engaged in
   the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out
   of the earth; one who digs military mines; as, armies have
   sappers and miners.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) Any of numerous insects which, in the larval state,
       excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They
       are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies.
   (b) The chattering, or garrulous, honey eater of Australia
       ({Myzantha garrula}).

{Miner's elbow} (Med.), a swelling on the black of the elbow
   due to inflammation of the bursa over the olecranon; -- so
   called because of frequent occurrence in miners.

{Miner's inch}, in hydraulic mining, the amount of water
   flowing under a given pressure in a given time through a
   hole one inch in diameter. It is a unit for measuring the
   quantity of water supplied.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: butty, collier, desert rat, digger, dredge, dredger, driller, excavator, gold digger, gold miner, gold panner, groundhog, mineworker, navvy, prospector, sandhog, sapper, sourdough, steam shovel, tunneler
 

 

 

 

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