Meaning of “coal miner” in the English Dictionary

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"coal miner" in British English

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coal minernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkəʊl ˌmaɪ.nər/ us /ˈkoʊl ˌmaɪ.nɚ/

Examples from literature

  • Coal miners, stunt people, oil platform workers, and zoo keepers can have accidents. 
  • Crime scene cleaners and stunt people are better paid than coal miners or fish gutters, but is that the most important thing? 
  • He couldn’t believe how hard it was for the coal miners. 
  • Less than one-tenth of the coal miners of the country were then organized. 
  • One hundred thousand or more coal miners obeyed the order to go on a strike. 
  • Rheumatism, too, is, with the exception of the Warwick and Leicestershire workers, a universal disease of the coal miners, and arises especially from the frequently damp working-places. 

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