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Definition of "stope" []

  • An excavation in the form of steps made by the mining of ore from steeply inclined or vertical veins. (noun)
  • To remove (ore) from or mine by means of a stope. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stope" in a sentence
  • "Leahy should stope lecturing on racial politics to amke his poltical point."
  • "For a # of years I used Rems Extended Range l68 grs, but they stope making them and went to the Sciroccos."
  • "People need to grow up and stope seeing what they can sue people over."