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Meaning of MINER

Pronunciation:  'mInur

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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