Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a bin for holding coal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bin or receptacle for coal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bin for holding coal

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Examples

  • To be sure, the hall was so narrow it was fortunate that they had no piano, for one never could have been got in whole, the dining room was so small that six people were a tight fit, and the kitchen stairs seemed built for the express pur - pose of precipitating both servants and china pell-mell into the coalbin.

    Little Women

  • Charcoal portraits came next, and the entire family hung in a row, looking as wild and crocky as if just evoked from a coalbin.

    Little Women

  • Now the following story will be about Buddy on horseback -- that is, providing no cats get into our coalbin to scratch the furnace and make it go out.

    Buddy and Brighteyes Pigg Bed Time Stories

  • To be sure, the hall was so narrow it was fortunate that they had no piano, for one never could have been got in whole, the dining room was so small that six people were a tight fit, and the kitchen stairs seemed built for the express purpose of precipitating both servants and china pell-mell into the coalbin.

    Little Women

  • You got it crawling in the window into the Bullfinch coalbin, didn't you? "

    Jerry's Charge Account

  • Makes me feel almost like I ought to put on a gag and sit down cellar in the coalbin. "

    Odd Numbers Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe

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