Definition of washery in English:

washery

Line breaks: wash|ery
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒʃ(ə)ri
 
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noun (plural washeries)

  • (In the mining industry) a place where coal is washed.
    More example sentences
    • Factors such as the infrastructure committed to transporting millions of tonnes of coal from mines to washeries and then to power stations.
    • The company says it will be a short-term measure while improvements are carried out to the coal washery at Kellingley.
    • By the outbreak of the Second World War, women were more usually employed in the coal washeries, and this remained the case until they generally disappeared from the coalfields in the late 1950s.

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