Pertaining to mining for coal; engaged in or connected with mining coal: as, the coal-mining districts; the coal-mining interests.
The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)
Use "coal-mining" in a sentence
"Merryweather was a coal-mining town, and, it being Sunday, it was reasonable to expect the men to be in town."
"Thatcher might have argued that British coal-mining was no longer financial viable (I don ` t know the facts on that one)."
"The settlement comes amid a brewing battle between the Obama administration and the coal-mining industry over controversial mountaintop-removal mining, which involves blasting off mountain tops to get the coal beneath."