a collapse, as of anything hollow:
the worst cave-in in the history of mining.
a place or site of such a collapse.
submission to something or someone previously opposed or resisted:
His cave-in to such unreasonable demands shocked us.
noun (NZ) a drawing of lots among miners for an easy and profitable place at the coalface Historical Examples
a hollow in the earth, especially one opening more or less horizontally into a hill, mountain, etc. a storage cellar, especially for wine. English History. a secession, or a group of seceders, from a political party on some special question. to hollow out. Mining. to cause (overlying material) to fall into a stope, sublevel, or […]
noun (pl) -men a man of the Palaeolithic age; cave dweller (informal, facetious) a man who is primitive or brutal in behaviour, etc Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun A strong, crude man, esp one who is sexually rough and masterful; macho (1900s+) A strong hitter or slugger (1920s+ Prizefight)
tobacco that has been softened, sweetened, and pressed into cakes. Henry, 1731–1810, English chemist and physicist. William, 4th Duke of Devonshire, 1720–64, British statesman: prime minister 1756–57. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun tobacco that has been sweetened and pressed into moulds to form bars noun Henry. 1731–1810, British physicist and chemist: recognized hydrogen, determined the […]