Colliery definition

kŏlyə-rē
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A coal mine together with its physical plant and outbuildings.
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(chiefly brit.) A coal mine and its buildings, equipment, etc.
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(UK) An underground coal mine, together with its surface buildings.
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(US) A facility that supplies coal.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
colliery
Plural:
collieries

Origin of colliery

  • From collier +‎ -y.

    From Wiktionary