Definition of open cut in English:

open cut

noun

Mining
  • An excavation which is open to the surface; = "opencast".

adjective

Mining
  • Usually in form open-cut. = "opencast".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From open + cut.

Pronunciation

open cut

/ˌəʊp(ə)nˈkʌt/