[kol-yer] /ˈkɒl yər/

a ship for carrying coal.
a coal miner.
Obsolete. a person who carries or sells coal.
[kol-yer] /ˈkɒl yər/
Jeremy, 1650–1726, English clergyman and author.
noun (mainly Brit)
a coal miner


late 13c., collere “charcoal maker and seller,” agent noun from Middle English col (see coal). They were notorious for cheating their customers. Sense of “ship for hauling coal” is from 1620s.


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