overhand cut and fill

overhand cut and fill

[′ō·vər‚hand ′kət ən ′fil]
(mining engineering)
A method of mining ore in which material removed from the roof of a drive drops through chutes to a lower drive, from which the material is removed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.