[ lawng-wawl, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋˌwɔl, ˈlɒŋ- /
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noting or pertaining to a means of extracting coal or other minerals in an underground mine from a continuous face, the roof before the face being supported at intervals by temporary or movable artificial supports.Compare room-and-pillar.
the continuous face so worked.
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How to use longwall in a sentence
The New College man he was going to live with is going down, and he had fixed up some rather jolly digs in Longwall.
A few days later Maurice had come along with news of rooms in Longwall.