Goaf
Goaf Goaf; n.; pl. {Goafs}or {Goaves}. [Cf. 1st {Gob}.] (Mining) That part of a mine from which the mineral has been partially or wholly removed; the waste left in old workings; -- called also {gob} . [1913 Webster]

{To work the goaf} or {To work the gob}, to remove the pillars of mineral matter previously left to support the roof, and replace them with props. --Ure. [1913 Webster]


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  • goaf — Gove Gove (g[=o]v), n. [Also {goaf}, {goof}, {goff}.] A mow; a rick for hay. [Obs.] Tusser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goaf — /gohf/, n., pl. goaves. Mining. gob1 (def. 3). [1830 40; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • goaf — North Country (Newcastle) Words the space remaining in a coal mine after the removal of the coal …   English dialects glossary

  • goaf — n. mow, pile of hay; (Mining) part of a mine from which the mineral has been removed in part or in whole …   English contemporary dictionary

  • goaf — /ˈgoʊf/ (say gohf) noun the space left in a mine after the extraction of coal; sometimes packed with waste; gob. {19th century; origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

  • goaf — m ioù étamine …   Dictionnaire Breton-Français

  • goaf — /gohf/, n., pl. goaves. Mining. gob1 (def. 3). [1830 40; orig. uncert.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • To work the goaf — Goaf Goaf; n.; pl. {Goafs}or {Goaves}. [Cf. 1st {Gob}.] (Mining) That part of a mine from which the mineral has been partially or wholly removed; the waste left in old workings; called also {gob} . [1913 Webster] {To work the goaf} or {To work… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goafs — Goaf Goaf; n.; pl. {Goafs}or {Goaves}. [Cf. 1st {Gob}.] (Mining) That part of a mine from which the mineral has been partially or wholly removed; the waste left in old workings; called also {gob} . [1913 Webster] {To work the goaf} or {To work… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goaves — Goaf Goaf; n.; pl. {Goafs}or {Goaves}. [Cf. 1st {Gob}.] (Mining) That part of a mine from which the mineral has been partially or wholly removed; the waste left in old workings; called also {gob} . [1913 Webster] {To work the goaf} or {To work… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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