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an area containing significant coal deposits.
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Origin of coal field
First recorded in 1805–15
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How to use coal field in a sentence
A coalfield extending 16 m. south-east to Radstock avails much for Bristol manufactures.
It is now better known as a coalfield, though it is not one of much commercial importance.
In Hyderabad it includes the important Singareni coalfield, but in the Presidency no good coal seams have yet been found.
Commentry gives its name to a coalfield over 5000 acres in extent, and has important foundries and forges.
Manbhum contains the Jherria coalfield, in the Damodar valley, where a large number of mines have been opened since 1894.
British Dictionary definitions for coal field
/ (ˈkəʊlˌfiːld) /
an area rich in deposits of coal
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