colliery

noun
col·​liery | \ ˈkäl-yə-rē How to pronounce colliery (audio) \
plural collieries

Definition of colliery

: a coal mine and its connected buildings

First Known Use of colliery

1635, in the meaning defined above

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colliery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of colliery

chiefly British : a coal mine and the buildings that are near it

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