follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

coal seam

noun
1.
a bed of coal.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for coal seam
  • The change, he said, could have come from miners digging deeper into a coal seam.
  • It presents an equation for calculating the stress field in a coal seam adjacent to an excavation.
  • Thus, the nature of the coal seam itself is an important variable to be considered.
  • Surface coal mine operators frequently have to loosen the rock above the coal seam.
  • Contour mining allows for the partial removal of the coal seam at the elevation of the coal seam.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for coal seam

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for coal

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for coal seam