Definition of surfaceman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəːfɪsmən/

noun (plural surfacemen)

A miner who works above ground.
Example sentences
  • 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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