black diamond

noun

Definition of black diamond 

1 : dense black hematite

2 black diamonds plural : coal sense 3a

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Edgy meets elegant in the debut Saturn collection of bracelets and rings that mixes polished geometric hardware in 18-karat gold or silver with white and black diamonds. Ingrid Schmidt, The Hollywood Reporter, "Inside L.A.'s New Secret Fine Jewelry Space," 11 June 2018 On a recent Saturday, the public resort was packed with hotshots effortlessly careening down steep — if short — black diamond trails. Dan Levin, New York Times, "How Immigrants Become Truly Canadian: On the Ski Slopes," 28 Feb. 2018 As the Associated Press noted, something similar happened during the 2017 AL Championship series with Lance McCullers Jr. and his black diamond necklace. Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "Diamonds scattered around infield after Yoenis Cespedes' necklace broke during Mets-Braves," 2 May 2018 Get your late-season snow fix — and a black diamond deal through May 27. Alison Darosa, sandiegouniontribune.com, "May travel deals include South Pacific flights," 3 May 2018 Some of the newer creations include even more evocative nicknames: mint truffles, black diamond, Arctic ice, and flambeau. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Why cactuses and succulents are the perfect plants for this cultural moment," 4 Apr. 2018 There's the Chanel-logo key chain with black diamonds and leather. Tom Philip, GQ, "J Balvin Has a Seriously Insane Jewelry Collection," 28 Feb. 2018 Ended up on a couple black diamonds by the end of it. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Dale Earnhardt Jr. survived one of South Korea's toughest ski runs: 'It scares the hell out of you'," 28 Feb. 2018 Zurcher said—and amounted to what would be a black diamond course in the States. Paula Froelich, Newsweek, "On the Slopes in Afghanistan," 3 Apr. 2014

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1763, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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