coal measures

plural noun

: beds of coal with the associated rocks

Examples of coal measures in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In March 2017, Mr. Murray and 10 of his miners were invited to the Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters, where Trump signed an executive order to unwind Obama-era coal measures and climate change regulations. Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coal measures was in 1665

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“Coal measures.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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