• Miner

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /maɪnə/
    • Rhymes: -aɪnə(r)
    • Homophones: minor, mynah in non-rhotic accents

    Origin

    mine + -er

    Full definition of miner

    Noun

    miner

    (plural miners)
    1. A person who works in a mine.
      • 2014-04-21, Subtle effects, Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese, a silvery metal, began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated.
    2. An operator of ordnance mines and similar explosives.
    3. A bird of one of four species of Australian endemic honeyeaters in the genus Manorina.

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