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Definition of "collier" [col•lier]

  • A coal miner. (noun)
  • A coal ship. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "collier" in a sentence
  • "Then I called the collier, and Wulfhere questioned him, and soon was glad as I that I had met with him, saying that in an hour we should be in safety."
  • "Macarthur Coal Ltd, raising the ante in the battle for the collier which is now at the centre of three takeover bids."
  • "Very soon after the pilot left, Captain Henry George Kendall, on his first trip with the Empress, saw a low-lying collier coming up the river."
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