coalface Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"coalface" in British English

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coalfacenoun [C]

uk   /ˈkəʊl.feɪs/  us   /ˈkoʊl-/
the ​surface from which ​coal is ​cut
(Definition of coalface from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"coalface" in Business English

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coalfacenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkəʊlfeɪs/
PRODUCTION the surface in a mine from which coal is ​cut
at the coalface UK informal WORKPLACE doing the ​work involved in a ​job, in ​realworkingconditions, rather than ​planning or ​talking about it: Those at the coalface of the ​business may occasionally ​lose patience with ​managementtheories and abstractions.
(Definition of coalface from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “coalface”
in Chinese (Simplified) 采煤工作面,采掘面…
in Chinese (Traditional) 採煤工作面,採掘面…
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