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stope

stope

 
pronunciation:
stop
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: an excavation in the form of steps made when ore is mined from steep or vertical veins.
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: stoped, stopes, stoping
definition: to remove ore by means of a stope.