colliery
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkɒl.jə.ɹi/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɑl.jɚ.ɪ/
Noun

colliery (plural collieries)

  1. (British) An underground coal mine, together with its surface buildings.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, Chapter VII, p. 91,
      From the hillock a score of red paths diverged as black ones do from a colliery, one of them leading to the homestead itself […]
  2. (US) A facility that supplies coal.
Translations
  • French: houillère (in Belgium: charbonnage)
  • German: Untertagekohlenbergwerk, Kohlenzeche
  • Italian: miniera di carbone
  • Russian: у́гольная ша́хта



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