collierynoun [ C ]uk /ˈkɒl.i.ə.ri/ us /ˈkɑːl.jɚ.i/
Examples from literature
- His father was a very humble workman, who filled the position of fireman of the pumping-engine in use at the colliery, at three dollars a week.
- Lord Ashley's Bill was passed, prohibiting woman and child labour in mines and collieries.
- The colliery may close, but still the corn ripens, and extra wages are paid to the harvest men.
- The work put into the cellars of the colliery houses here was quite extraordinary.
- Two collieries, among the fields, waved their small white plumes of steam.