Definition of 'colliery'
Example sentences containing 'colliery'
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The story of a colliery brass band might not sound like a fun watch. The Sun (2011)The colliery band went after a few years and some of the sports teams folded. The Sun (2009)It seemed that colliery bands were all but dead. The Sun (2010)He played in the colliery band. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His father was a mining engineer and colliery manager whose love of singing gave music a central place in his son's life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)UK Coal has a large land bank from former colliery sites. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Enjoy views of the North Sea from the hilltop in this former colliery. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There are now more jobs above ground on the former colliery sites than there were below ground before the closures - more than 16,000. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'colliery'
British English: colliery /ˈkɒljərɪ/ NOUN
A colliery is a coal mine.
- American English: colliery
- Arabic: مَنْجَم فَحْم
- Brazilian Portuguese: mina de carvão
- Chinese: 煤矿
- Croatian: ugljenokop
- Czech: uhelný důl
- Danish: kulmine
- Dutch: kolenmijn
- European Spanish: mina de carbón
- Finnish: hiilikaivos
- French: houillère
- German: Kohlengrube
- Greek: ανθρακωρυχείο
- Italian: miniera di carbone
- Japanese: 炭鉱
- Korean: 탄광
- Norwegian: kullgruve
- Polish: kopalnia
- European Portuguese: mina de carvão
- Romanian: mină de cărbuni
- Russian: угольная шахта
- Spanish: mina de carbón
- Swedish: kolgruva
- Thai: เหมืองถ่านหิน
- Turkish: kömür ocağı
- Ukrainian: шахта
- Vietnamese: mỏ than
Definition of colliery from the Collins English Dictionary
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