collier

noun
col·​lier | \ˈkäl-yər \

Definition of collier 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1 : one that produces charcoal

2 : a coal miner

3 : a ship for transporting coal

Collier

biographical name (1)
Col·​lier | \ˈkäl-yər, ˈkä-lē-ər\

Definition of Collier (Entry 2 of 4)

Jeremy 1650–1726 English clergyman

Collier

biographical name (2)

Definition of Collier (Entry 3 of 4)

John Payne 1789–1883 English editor

Collier

biographical name (3)

Definition of Collier (Entry 4 of 4)

Peter Fen*e*lon \ ˈfe-​nə-​lən \ 1849–1909 American publisher

Examples of collier in a Sentence

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The original settlers, charcoal colliers and Mother Nature took care of the giant trees from the hills of Northwestern Connecticut to the shores of Long Island Sound. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "A Hike Among Giants Worthy Of A King's Mark," 5 May 2018 North Korean colliers earned about 500 yuan ($75) a month, compared with average salaries at other factories of about 280 yuan. Eva Dou, WSJ, "Irons Off the Fire: China’s Import Ban Is Expected to Hinder North Korea," 15 Aug. 2017 Colliers said the tower has received all necessary zoning approvals and will break ground soon. Andres Viglucci, miamiherald, "New wrinkle for Wynwood: Office towers," 27 June 2017

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First Known Use of collier

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for collier

Noun

Middle English colier, from col coal

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collier

noun

English Language Learners Definition of collier

: a coal miner

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