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colliery

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noun col·liery \ˈkäl-yə-rē\

Simple Definition of colliery

  • : a coal mine and the buildings that are near it

Full Definition of colliery

plural col·lier·ies

  1. :  a coal mine and its connected buildings

1635

First Known Use of colliery

1635

Other Mining and Drilling Terms


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