Definition of minework in English:

minework

Pronunciation /ˈmʌɪnˌwəːk/

noun

  • A mine; any of the excavations which make up a mine (chiefly in plural). In early use also Military (in plural): †underground passages dug under an enemy position (obsolete).

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Stocker (fl. 1563–1593), translator. From mine + work.