slipping cut

slipping cut

[′slip·iŋ ‚kət]
(mining engineering)
A drill-hole pattern used in a wide tunnel face, in which each successive vertical line of shots breaks to the face made by the previous round, so that the relieving cut moves across the end being blasted. Also known as slabbing cut; swing cut.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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