colliery

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

Definition of colliery

: a coal mine and its connected buildings

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But by the time the band formed in the mid-1980s the Valleys had endured decades of industrial decline, and Margaret Thatcher’s drive to shut down the remaining collieries precipitated unrest. Longreads, "Manic Street Preachers’ Album The Holy Bible," 25 June 2019

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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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