Definition of soft coal in English:

soft coal


mass noun
  • Bituminous coal.

    • ‘My paternal grandfather, a Swedish immigrant/coal miner at that time, lay on his side in a vein of soft coal with a pick and shovel.’
    • ‘He showed how to fire up the forge in the smithy and produce coke from the soft coal.’
    • ‘Coke is nearly pure carbon produced when soft coal is heated in the absence of air.’
    • ‘In a city known for soft coal and nuclear energy, city leaders have put a lot of thought and effort into trying to develop the downtown area into a green environment.’