Meaning of STOPE in English
vt to excavate in the form of stopes.
2. stope ·p.p. ·alt. of stopen.
3. stope ·vt to fill in with rubbish, as a space from which the ore has been worked out.
4. stope ·vi a horizontal working forming one of a series, the working faces of which present the appearance of a flight of steps.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012