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  • n. Someone who delivers coal.
  • n. Someone who sells coal.
  • n. A coal miner (as distinguished from other type of miners).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The young coalfish.

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

  • n. someone who delivers coal

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Examples

  • In the meantime, Avni approached the engine car and ordered the engineer and the coalman to get out and lie on the ground as far as possible from the train.

    Irgun Zeva'i Le'ummi (I.Z.L.).

  • This morning there had been some problem with the coalman, who had tried to deliver enough coal for a winter month when it was already April.

    Irresistible

  • If Samuel had not yelled out 'Oi!' quite so loud when the coalman come and tried to pull one over on him, ma'am, I would not have dropped the cup.

    Irresistible

  • "We will blame the coalman," Sophia said cheerfully.

    Irresistible

  • Well, I did some enquiring and quickly discovered that, although it has been some time since the coalman delivered bags of coal and dumped them on a conveyor belt that carried it through a window in the side of the house to the coal bin, coal is still very much in use in energy production, steel production and in many other areas of heavy industry.

    The Reordering of Planet Earth: The Development of Rational Policies in a Shrinking World

  • Your washerwoman is a lady, and your coalman a Chesterfield.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 099, March, 1876

  • At one place he carried on the business of greengrocer and small-coalman; in another, he was carpenter, undertaker, and lender of money to the poor; finally, he was a lodging-house keeper in the Oxford or Tyburn

    Catherine: a story

  • At one place he carried on the business of greengrocer and small-coalman; in another, he was carpenter, undertaker, and lender of money to the poor; finally, he was a lodging-house keeper in the Oxford or Tyburn Road; but continued to exercise the last-named charitable profession.

    Catherine: a Story

  • When a light was brought, and he saw my black face and garb of a coalman, he experienced such an increase of terror, that I really believe he imagined himself in the devil's clutches.

    The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831

  • He was the odd job man in queens buildings and before that was a coalman

    London SE1 community website

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