Miner



[mahy-ner] /ˈmaɪ nər/

noun
1.
Also called mineworker. a person who works in a , especially a commercial producing coal or metallic ores.
2.
a mechanical device used in :
a miner for extracting ores from the ocean floor.
3.
any of several Australian birds of the genus Manorina, feeding on honey and typically having a loud call.
4.
any of various insect larvae that create tunnels in the parenchyma of leaves.
5.
(formerly) a person who places or lays military or naval .
/ˈmaɪnə/
noun
1.
a person who works in a mine
2.
Also called continuous miner. a large machine for the automatic extraction of minerals, esp coal, from a mine
3.
any of various insects or insect larvae that bore into and feed on plant tissues See also leaf miner
4.
(Austral) any of several honey-eaters of the genus Manorina, esp M. melanocephala (noisy miner), of scrub regions See noisy miner
n.

late 13c., from Old French minour (13c.), from miner “to mine” (see mine (n.1)).

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