Meaning of STOPE in English

STOPE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈstōp ]

noun

Etymology: probably from Low German stope, literally, step; akin to Old English stæpe step — more at step

Date: 1747

: a usually steplike excavation underground for the removal of ore that is formed as the ore is mined in successive layers

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