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(Science: chemical) A horizontal working forming one of a series, the working faces of which present the appearance of a flight of steps.

Origin: Cf. Step, &.

(Science: chemical) To excavate in the form of stopes.

To fill in with rubbish, as a space from which the ore has been worked out.

Origin: Stoped; Stoping.