- 1 • informal A lump of coal.More example sentences
- When first black diamond lumps were found beneath the ancient Appalachian ground a scene that none expected to see became as common as common can be.
- The first black diamonds were mined on ‘Coal Hill,’ now Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh, in the late 1700s.
- 2A dark, opaque form of diamond. Also called carbonado.More example sentences
- ‘He got her a black diamond with two gray diamonds on the side,’ says the source.
- Beautiful silver earrings hang from the points of her ears, encrusted by black diamonds and deep purple amethysts.
- Her black dress, shining from some silver silk material with black diamonds sewn into the hems and lines, contrasted with her washed-pale skin.
- 3 [usually as modifier] North American A difficult ski slope: a steep, black-diamond runMore example sentences
- While I worry about getting on and off the chairlifts, however, my boyfriend, an experienced snowboarder, starts fantasising about soft, powdery snow, half-pipes and double black diamonds.
- Most Vermont resorts are best suited to intermediate skiers, although with 23 lifts and 145 runs - three of which are double black diamonds - there is more than enough variety to keep any skier busy for a week.
- You look at those tempting black diamonds, so colourfully named (Dog Face, Cascade, Paint Brush) and think, hey, they don't look so difficult.
More definitions of black diamondDefinition of black diamond in:
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