Definition of Colliery

1. Noun. A workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it.

Exact synonyms: Pit
Terms within: Coal Mine, Coalpit, Mine
Generic synonyms: Work, Workplace



Definition of Colliery

1. n. The place where coal is dug; a coal mine, and the buildings, etc., belonging to it.

Definition of Colliery

1. Noun. (British) An underground coal mine, together with its surface buildings. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A facility that supplies coal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Colliery

1. a coal mine [n -LIERIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Colliery

collided
collider
colliders
collides
collidine
collidines
colliding
collie
collied
collielike
collier
collier's lung
collieries
colliers
colliery (current term)
collies
collieshangie
collieshangies
colliest
colliflower
colliflowers
colligability
colligable
colligate
colligated
colligates
colligating
colligation
colligations

Literary usage of Colliery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"colliery 33: 574 My '13 Selection of state mine inspectors. colliery 33:346-7 F '13 Mine ... colliery 33:627-8 Je '13 Relation of engineers to mine foreman. ..."

2. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1887)
"1 i 7 rf at the Darcy Level colliery, by a Fall of South Wales, ... 24 m of— 25 m 5 с—28 m 6 с Explosion in the colliery at Bulli, New • •' ai the ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1816)
"(Trom Thomson's Anr.alt of Philosophy J THIS colliery is situated in the bed of coal ... The seam towards the rise had been formerly worked as a colliery, ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1856)
"23, Sutherland colliery, Dudley. 30, Bredbury Mine, Cheshire. A great cyclone, accompanied by thunder-storms and very violent gales all over the kingdom, ..."

5. Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages by Benjamin Vincent, Joseph Haydn (1906)
"Anderlues colliery, Mons, Belgium, about 153 killed, n March; Ravens wharf, near Dewsbury, 6 men drowned by flooding of a pit, ..."

6. Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1824)
"T HIS colliery is situated hi tje bed of coal called the high main. ... The seam towards the rise had been formerly worked as a colliery, under the name of ..."

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