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colliery (n.)

1630s, "coal mine," see collier + -y (1).

updated on December 21, 2012

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Definitions of colliery from WordNet

colliery (n.)
a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it;
Synonyms: pit
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