Definition of washery in English:
noun (plural washeries)
(In the mining industry) a place where coal is washed.
- 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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan