noun (plural -lieries) Date: 1635 a coal mine and its connected buildings

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  • colliery — col‧lie‧ry [ˈkɒljəri ǁ ˈkɑːl ] noun collieries PLURALFORM [countable] a coal mine and the buildings and equipment connected with it: • Strikes halted production at collieries throughout the country. * * * colliery UK US /ˈkɒljəri/ noun [C] UK… …   Financial and business terms

  • Colliery — Col lier*y, n.; pl. {Collieries}. [Cf. {Coalery}, {Collier}.] 1. The place where coal is dug; a coal mine, and the buildings, etc., belonging to it. [1913 Webster] 2. The coal trade. [Obs.] Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • colliery — 1630s, coal mine, see COAL (Cf. coal) + ERY (Cf. ery) …   Etymology dictionary

  • colliery — ► NOUN (pl. collieries) ▪ a coal mine …   English terms dictionary

  • colliery — [käl′yərē] n. pl. collieries [ COLLIER + Y4] Chiefly Brit. a coal mine and its buildings, equipment, etc …   English World dictionary

  • colliery — UK [ˈkɒljərɪ] / US [ˈkɑljərɪ] noun [countable] Word forms colliery : singular colliery plural collieries British a coal mine and the buildings around it …   English dictionary

  • colliery — [[t]kɒ̱ljəri[/t]] collieries N COUNT A colliery is a coal mine and all the buildings and equipment which are connected with it. [BRIT] Syn: pit …   English dictionary

  • colliery — /kol yeuh ree/, n., pl. collieries. a coal mine, including all buildings and equipment. [1625 35; COLLIER + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • colliery — noun /ˈkɒl.jə.ɹi,ˈkɑl.jɚ.ɪ/ a) An underground coal mine, together with its surface buildings. b) A facility that supplies coal …   Wiktionary

  • colliery — col|lie|ry [ˈkɔljəri US ˈka:l ] n plural collieries BrE a ↑coal mine and the buildings and machinery connected with it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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