One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The formation or construction of extremely small-diameter tunnels, especially (in Engineering) the mechanical excavation of such tunnels, which are typically used for pipe-laying.
Of, relating to, or designating the formation or construction of very small-diameter tunnels or channels, especially (in Engineering) the mechanical excavation of such tunnels, e.g. for pipe-laying. Usually attributive.
1980s; earliest use found in Soviet Materials Science. From micro- + tunnelling<br>1980s; earliest use found in Japan Telecommunications Review. From microtunnelling; compare -ing.
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