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gas coal

  1. a soft coal suitable for the production of gas.
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Origin of gas coal

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples

  • In the complete combustion of carbon in the form of charcoal or gas-coal, there are developed 8060 units of heat.

    Peat and its Uses as Fertilizer and Fuel

    Samuel William Johnson

British Dictionary definitions for gas coal

gas coal

  1. coal that is rich in volatile hydrocarbons, making it a suitable source of domestic gas
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