Coal-gas meaning

The gaseous mixture released by burning coal.
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A gaseous mixture produced by the destructive distillation of bituminous coal and used as a commercial fuel.
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A gas produced by the destructive distillation of bituminous coal: used for lighting and heating.
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A poisonous gas given off by burning coal.
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(petrochemistry) The poisonous gas, used domestically for cooking etc and formerly for lighting, prepared by heating coal with steam; it is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide; synthesis gas or town gas.
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