Definition of surfaceman in English:


Line breaks: sur¦face|man
Pronunciation: /ˈsəːfɪsmən


(plural surfacemen)
A miner who works above ground.
More example sentences
  • 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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