a. A mechanical contrivance generally electrically driven, which extends from a receiving point to a discharge point and conveys, transports, or transfers material between those points.
b. The apparatus, belt, chain, or shaker, which, in conveyor mining, moves coal from the rooms and entries to a discharge point or to the surface. "Mother conveyors" are the conveyors that receive the coal from several unit conveyors in rooms or entries. See also: underground mine conveyor; transport; armored flexible conveyor; gate conveyor; shaker conveyor; trunk conveyor. BCI
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