coalface


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms.

coalface

(ˈkəʊlˌfeɪs)
n
(Mining & Quarrying) the exposed seam of coal in a mine
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coalface - the part of a coal seam that is being cut
face - a vertical surface of a building or cliff
coal seam - a seam of coal
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

coalface

[ˈkəʊlfeɪs] Nfrente m donde empieza la veta de carbón
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

coalface

[ˈkəʊlfeɪs] nfront m de taille
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

coalface

[ˈkəʊlˌfeɪs] nfronte f di abbattimento (di filone carbonifero)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
In February, we launched The Coalface, a co-working space in Finsbury Park.
John said: "When they were heading to the coalface and saw somebody they didn't know by name they would say 'Alreet Joe'.
"I've been banging away at the coalface, if you like, for many years now, and I've done some really wonderfully interesting work, I've been very lucky.
Therefore, the variation of stress and energy in front of coalface are studied during mining in the erosion zone, and a new energy judgment method is proposed from the viewpoint of energy, which provides a novel thought for rock burst control in erosion zone.
Other studies look at law and the social sciences from such perspectives as from nudge to culture and back again: coalface governance in the regulated organization, law and the dead body: whether a corpse is a person or a thing, the lessons and limitations of experiments in democratic deliberation, the politics of professionalism: reappraising occupational licensure and competition policy, and the use of case studies in law and social science research.
With over 60 years of manufacturing experience, the company is able to provide turnkey solutions and a full range of coalface equipment for coalfaces, including longwall mining operations.
"I want to talk to people at the coalface as well as leaders and of course there'll be significant input from nursing, given the importance of that sector," he said earlier this month.
As we follow them on their five mile, hourlong journey to the coalface, it almost feels like travelling back in time.
But those at the coalface of the English game have argued that emergency loans are critical to their survival - as well as offering young Premier League stars much-needed firstteam exposure.
SIR - We coalface GPs are astonished by recent comments from Carwyn Jones, AM.
FM must know GP crisis is acute WE coalface GPs are astonished by recent comments from Carwyn Jones AM.