coal gas


coal gas

noun

Definition of COAL GAS

:  gas made from coal: as
a :  the mixture of gases thrown off by burning coal
b :  gas made by carbonizing bituminous coal in retorts and used for heating and lighting

First Known Use of COAL GAS

1809

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