faceman

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faceman

[′fās·mən]
(mining engineering)
A coal miner who performs the duties involved in drilling underground openings into which explosives are charged and set off, to extract coal, slate, and rock. Also known as coal digger; coal getter.
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The agreement replaced a myriad of locally determined piece-rate wage bargains with a uniform national wage for faceworkers.