collier

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noun col·lier \ ˈkäl-yər \

Definition of collier

1 :one that produces charcoal
2 :a coal miner
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

Jeremy 1650–1726 English clergyman

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John Payne 1789–1883 English editor

Collier

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Peter Fen*e*lon play \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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