Definition of coalfield in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊlfiːld/


An extensive area containing a number of underground coal strata.
Example sentences
  • In the Heshan coalfield, all coals show a strong marine influence, as indicated by the very high organic sulphur contents in the coals.
  • He was interested in the local rocks, and in 1791 set up for himself in the Somerset coalfield, where he was engaged in underground mine surveys and calculations of coal resources.
  • People here know there is a lot of ill health in the coalfields area, but the extent of it shocked everyone.

Words that rhyme with coalfield

goldfield, Sutton Coldfield

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: coal|field

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.