mineworker

Definitions of mineworker
  1. noun
    laborer who works in a mine
    synonyms: miner
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    coal miner, collier, pitman
    someone who works in a coal mine
    gold digger, gold miner, gold panner
    a miner who digs or pans for gold in a gold field
    placer miner
    a miner who extracts minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
    prospector
    someone who explores an area for mineral deposits
    strip miner
    a miner who does strip mining
    forty-niner
    a miner who took part in the California gold rush in 1849
    sourdough
    a settler or prospector (especially in western United States or northwest Canada and Alaska)
    type of:
    jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer
    someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
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