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surfaceman

Line breaks: sur¦face|man
Pronunciation: /ˈsəːfɪsmən
 
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Definition of surfaceman in English:

noun

(plural surfacemen)
A miner who works above ground.
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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