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noun, plural goaves. Mining.
  1. gob1(def 3).
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Origin of goaf

First recorded in 1830–40; origin uncertain
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Historical Examples of goaf

  • The nearer we get to the goaf (waste ground), the more likely we are to get crushed.

    The Boy With the U.S. Miners

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler