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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈkoʊl.feɪs/
    • /ˈkəʊl.feɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈkoʊl.feɪs/

Definitions of coalface word

  • countable noun coalface In a coal mine, the coalface is the part where the coal is being cut out of the rock. 3
  • noun coalface the exposed seam of coal in a mine 3
  • noun coalface (mining) The part of a coal seam that is currently being mined. 1
  • noun coalface (figuratively) Where difficult or strenuous work is done. 0
  • noun coalface (figuratively) Where practical work is done, as opposed to theoretical or managerial work. 0

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coalface popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for coalface

noun coalface

  • mine — an excavation made in the earth for the purpose of extracting ores, coal, precious stones, etc.
  • colliery — A colliery is a coal mine and all the buildings and equipment which are connected with it.
  • shaft — a long pole forming the body of various weapons, as lances, halberds, or arrows.

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