Meaning of “anthracite” in the English Dictionary

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"anthracite" in British English

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anthracitenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈæn.θrə.saɪt/ us /ˈæn.θrə.saɪt/ also hard coal

Examples from literature

  • It was the third face of the three that had been painted in anthracite. 
  • On the contrary, they have been piled up like rubbish heaps, resembling the small mountains of coal dust near the mouths of anthracite mines. 
  • The first boatload of anthracite coal was shipped to Philadelphia, and it was a long time before the people knew what to do with it. 
  • Then means were found to make iron from ore with anthracite. 
  • There was no mistake about it, it was the hard, shining anthracite, and its freshly fractured surface, glistened in the light like polished steel. 

(Definition of “anthracite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)