Definition of slag heap in US English:

slag heap


  • A hill or area of refuse from a mine or industrial site.

    ‘a rare plant which is only found on one slag heap in Cornwall’
    • ‘From the top of a local slag heap you could count 200 factory chimneys, which were incredible really.’
    • ‘‘These slag heaps scar and mar the landscape, and pollute the water,’ Rendell says.’
    • ‘There is too much bad history whistling through the old slag heaps and neglected estates of Sheffield.’
    • ‘He came from Pontefract and said there was a similar problem there with houses around slag heaps.’
    • ‘The stats and history of this limestone slag heap are impressive in their own right.’
    • ‘It's cheap, if you're subsidising nuclear power to the hilt, and frankly we have whole slag heaps of it to dump.’
    • ‘I'll put up pictures of the slag heaps, smokestacks and mysterious pond of what appears to be liquid later.’
    • ‘This century has become synonymous with smoking chimneys, slag heaps, rubbish tips, illegal dumps and ‘contaminated land’.’
    • ‘In 1966, a slag heap collapsed and engulfed a primary school in Aberfan, killing 144 people, including 116 children.’
    • ‘It's a remarkable turnaround for what was little more than a gathering of slag heaps.’
    • ‘There is also an enormous slag heap stretching 4 kilometres that blows dust and leaches toxins when it rains.’
    • ‘The authority's archaeologists have since found evidence of the bloomery forge, a dam, a wheelpit, and slag heaps.’
    • ‘There were also, of course, slag heaps and derelict land, palls of smoke, and polluted rivers.’
    • ‘If you want cheap, you have to find it on the slag heap.’
    • ‘In this play, the set also represents the urban slag heap of life, derelict it would seem except that it's not derelict.’
    • ‘Standing on the flattened slag heap that served as the rocket launch site, he proudly sports a baseball cap emblazoned Rocket Boys Dad.’
    • ‘Others dig on the slag heaps of the now-shut collieries looking for lumps of coal.’
    • ‘Before Jenny could blow the access hatch off, it melted away into a slag heap, courtesy of the Fire-Twins.’
    • ‘They rushed up and down the slag heaps at Capper and messed about on motorcycles on the dirt tracks.’
    • ‘There was a time when the most exotic thing you were likely to come across in the kingdom was a slag heap.’
    dump, refuse dump, rubbish dump, refuse heap, rubbish heap, refuse tip, rubbish tip, dumping ground, dustheap
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slag heap

/ˈslæɡ ˌhip//ˈslaɡ ˌhēp/