colliery


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col·lier·y

 (kŏl′yə-rē)
n. pl. col·lier·ies
A coal mine together with its physical plant and outbuildings.

colliery

(ˈkɒljərɪ)
n, pl -lieries
(Mining & Quarrying) chiefly Brit a coal mine

col•lier•y

(ˈkɒl yə ri)

n., pl. -lier•ies.
a coal mine, including all buildings and equipment.
[1625–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.colliery - a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with itcolliery - a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
coal mine, coalpit - a mine where coal is dug from the ground
mine - excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
Translations
مَنْجَم فَحْممَنْجَم فَحْم حَجَري
uhelný důl
kulmine
hiilikaivos
ugljenokop
kolanáma
炭鉱
탄광
kolgruva
เหมืองถ่านหิน
kömür ocağımaden kömür ocağı
mỏ than

colliery

[ˈkɒlɪərɪ] N (Brit) → mina f de carbón

colliery

[ˈkɒljəri] n (British)mine f de charbon, houillère f

colliery

nGrube f, → Zeche f

colliery

[ˈkɒlɪərɪ] n (Brit) → miniera di carbone

collier

(ˈkoliə) noun
a person who works in a coalmine. Collier is another word for a coalminer.
ˈcollieryplural ˈcollieries noun
a coalmine.

colliery

مَنْجَم فَحْم uhelný důl kulmine Kohlengrube ανθρακωρυχείο mina de carbón hiilikaivos houillère ugljenokop miniera di carbone 炭鉱 탄광 kolenmijn kullgruve kopalnia mina de carvão угольная шахта kolgruva เหมืองถ่านหิน kömür ocağı mỏ than 煤矿
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