colliery

[ kol-yuh-ree ]
/ ˈkɒl yə ri /
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noun, plural col·lier·ies.

a coal mine, including all buildings and equipment.

Origin of colliery

First recorded in 1625–35; collier + -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for colliery

colliery

/ (ˈkɒljərɪ) /

noun plural -lieries

mainly British a coal mine
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Word Origin and History for colliery

colliery


n.

1630s, "coal mine," see collier + -y (1).

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