Meaning of faceworker in English:

faceworker

Pronunciation /ˈfeɪswəːkə/

noun

  • A miner who works at the coalface.

    ‘Wistow faceworker Peter Feeney, 37, said: ‘We were half expecting the closure announcement, but at the same time hoping it wouldn't happen.’
    • ‘Eventually I got a place in the team as a face-worker, coal hewing.’
    • ‘They soon settled in Chell Heath and Matthew was employed at Chatterley Whitfield colliery as a face worker.’