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steam coal

coal with relatively high sulfur content, suited for generating steam but not for coking.
Origin of steam coal
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for steam coal
  • steam coal refers to coal used in boilers to generate steam to produce electricity or for other purposes.
  • It was used primarily as power plant steam coal and kiln fuels for cement plants.
British Dictionary definitions for steam coal

steam coal

coal suitable for use in producing steam, as in a steam-boiler
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