shortwall

[ shawrt-wawl ]
/ ˈʃɔrtˌwɔl /

adjective Mining.

pertaining to a means of extracting coal when the working face is about a third the length of the longwall system and mining is done by a continuous cutter rather than by longwall machinery.

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Origin of shortwall

First recorded in 1910–15; short + wall
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