coal seam


noun

a bed of coal.

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Origin of coal seam

First recorded in 1840–50
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Example sentences from the Web for coal seam

  • The mining engineer, Monsieur Arnaud, was of opinion that on sinking deeper into the coal-seam a better quality would be met with.

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