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hard coal

hard coal

n
(Geological Science) another name for anthracite Compare soft coal

an•thra•cite

(ˈæn θrəˌsaɪt)

n.
a hard coal low in volatile hydrocarbons and burning with little smoke or flame.
[1810–15; probably < French < Latin (Pliny) anthracītis kind of coal. See anthracene, -ite1]
an`thra•cit′ic (-ˈsɪt ɪk) an′thra•cit`ous (-ˌsaɪ təs) adj.
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Noun1.hard coal - a hard natural coal that burns slowly and gives intense heat
coal - fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period
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