colliery

[ kol-yuh-ree ]

noun,plural col·lier·ies.
  1. a coal mine, including all buildings and equipment.

Origin of colliery

1
First recorded in 1625–35; collier + -y3

Words Nearby colliery

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How to use colliery in a sentence

  • To-morrow we can open both entrances to the colliery, and after the air-pumps have been settled the work can be resumed.

    Black Diamonds | Mr Jkai
  • In the company's colliery there was certainly more freedom, the rules being less strict.

    Black Diamonds | Mr Jkai

British Dictionary definitions for colliery

colliery

/ (ˈkɒljərɪ) /


nounplural -lieries
  1. mainly British a coal mine

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