Short wall

shortwall

[shawrt-wawl]
adjective Mining.
pertaining to a means of extracting coal when the working face is about a third the length of the longwall system and mining is done by a continuous cutter rather than by longwall machinery.

Origin:
1910–15; short + wall

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To short wall
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: short waisted
Next Definition: short wave
Words Near: short wall
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for short wall
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing short wall
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;