shortwall coal cutter

shortwall coal cutter

[′shȯrt‚wȯl ′kōl ‚kəd·ər]
(mining engineering)
A machine for undercutting coal which has a long, rigid chain jib fixed in relation to the main body of the machine and which cuts across a heading from right to left, being drawn across by means of a steel-wire rope.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.