coal measures

plural nounGeology.
  1. coal-bearing strata.

  2. (initial capital letters) in Europe, a portion of the Carboniferous System, characterized by widespread coal deposits.

Origin of coal measures

First recorded in 1655–65

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British Dictionary definitions for Coal Measures

Coal Measures

pl nthe Coal Measures
  1. a series of coal-bearing rocks formed in the upper Carboniferous period; the uppermost series of the Carboniferous system

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