Collier meaning

kŏlyər
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A person in the business or occupation of producing (digging or mining coal or making charcoal) or in its transporting or commerce.
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(nautical) A vessel carrying a bulk cargo of coal.
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A coal miner.
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A nickname used by the traveller community, referring to a non-traveller.
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A surname​.
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A coal ship.
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A coal miner.
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A ship for carrying coal.
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Origin of collier

  • Middle English colier from col coal from Old English

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Derived from the name of occupation - collier, a coal miner

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English colier, from col (“coal”)

    From Wiktionary