Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural surfacemen)
A miner who works above ground.
- He worked as a surfaceman at a colliery near Barnsley and supplemented his income by writing verse.
- He was a surfaceman in the mine and got arsenical poisoning while clearing out the flues after the firing.
- The interests of the surfacemen seem to lie on the side of throwing in their lot with the underground workers.
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