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.