from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coal miner.
- n. A coal ship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person in the business or occupation of producing (digging or mining coal or making charcoal) or in its transporting or commerce.
- n. A vessel carrying a bulk cargo of coal
- n. A nickname used by the traveller community, referring to a non-traveller
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One engaged in the business of digging mineral coal or making charcoal, or in transporting or dealing in coal.
- n. A vessel employed in the coal trade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A digger of coal; one who works in a coal-mine.
- n. A coal-merchant or dealer in coal.
- n. A coasting-vessel employed in the coal-trade.
- n. The gaper, Mya truncata, a bivalve mollusk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who works in a coal mine
Middle English colier, from col, coal, from Old English.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English colier, from col ("coal") (Wiktionary)