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goaf

[ gohf ]
/ goʊf /
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noun, plural goaves. Mining.

gob1(def 3).

Nearby words

go/no-go, goa, goa powder, goa, daman, and diu, goad, goaf, goal, goal area, goal crease, goal kick, goal line

Origin of goaf

First recorded in 1830–40; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for 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