Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of surfaceman in English:
noun (plural surfacemen)
A miner who works above ground.
- Money meant something different to miners than it did to surfacemen.
- This picture, stripped of its moral overtones and exaggeration, is an essentially accurate portrayal of the modally different work motivations of miners and surfacemen.
- The interests of the surfacemen seem to lie on the side of throwing in their lot with the underground workers.
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