Meaning of STOPE in English

STOPE

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.

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