coalfield

noun
coal·​field | \ ˈkōl-ˌfēld How to pronounce coalfield (audio) \

Definition of coalfield

: a region rich in coal deposits

Examples of coalfield in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unclaimed horses have been spotted grazing on or near mines in the coalfields of Kentucky's Appalachian Mountains for years. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "'We've got a problem': After horse massacre, Kentucky lawmakers want to rein in wild herd," 16 Jan. 2020 My view also includes the counties in the southern coalfields and other central Appalachian communities. Judith Feinberg, STAT, "The view from West Virginia: the end of HIV transmission is a distant dream," 1 Dec. 2019 The feeling of hopelessness among white men in the Appalachian coalfields or the industrial Rust Belt of the Ohio River Valley, stems in part from feelings that the economic deck is stacked against them. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Depths of U.S. despair defy traditional economics," 27 Oct. 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore," 21 July 2019 This village named Bluefield was, in reality, surrounded by black bituminous coalfields. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 6: After Apollo, NASA still searching for an encore," 21 July 2019 John was a geologist with the Geological Survey of India; his first assignment, which took him to India in 1927, was to field-map the Bengal coalfields and, from there, the underlying geological structure of the entire subcontinent. Neel Mukherjee, WSJ, "‘The Last Englishmen’ Review: India, Everest and Empire," 23 Aug. 2018 The state also took over Floyd and Breathitt counties, both located in the eastern coalfields. Sarah Jones, The New Republic, "Matt Bevin’s Revenge?," 4 May 2018 Billionaire Governor Jim Justice, himself a coal magnate from the state's southern coalfields, got elected in 2016 as a rare Democrat, then changed party affiliation last summer at a rally alongside a visiting Donald Trump. Tim Loh, Bloomberg.com, "The Ex-Con Coal Baron Running for Senate in West Virginia," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of coalfield

1734, in the meaning defined above

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“Coalfield.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coalfield. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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coalfield

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English Language Learners Definition of coalfield

: a large area where there is a lot of coal under the ground

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