splint coal

noun

Definition of splint coal

: a very hard bituminous steam coal of dull appearance and laminated structure that gives out intense heat when burning — compare bright coal

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so called from its splintery fracture

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“Splint coal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splint%20coal. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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