coal measures


plural noun Geology.

coal-bearing strata.
(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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Coal Measures

pl n the Coal Measures

a series of coal-bearing rocks formed in the upper Carboniferous period; the uppermost series of the Carboniferous system
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