Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

shortwall

[shawrt-wawl]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
adjective Mining.
  1. pertaining to a means of extracting coal when the working face is about a third the length of the longwall system and mining is done by a continuous cutter rather than by longwall machinery.

Origin of shortwall

First recorded in 1910–15; short + wall
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018