collier

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noun col·lier \ˈkäl-yər\

Definition of collier

  1. 1 :  one that produces charcoal

  2. 2 :  a coal miner

  3. 3 :  a ship for transporting coal

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Origin and Etymology of collier

Middle English colier, from col coal


Collier

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biographical name Col·lier \ˈkäl-yər, ˈkä-lē-ər\

Definition of Collier

  1. Jeremy 1650–1726 English clergyman


Collier

biographical name col·lier

Definition of Collier

  1. John Payne 1789–1883 English editor


Collier

biographical name col·lier

Definition of Collier

  1. Peter Fen*e*lonplay \ˈfe-nə-lən\ 1849–1909 American publisher


COLLIER Defined for English Language Learners

collier

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Definition of collier for English Language Learners

  • : a coal miner


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