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coaling station

Definitions

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  • n. a seaport where ships can take on supplies of coal

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Examples

  • Despite the economic insignificance of the islands, their defense was crucial to Britain; no other protected harbor and coaling station was available to the British navy in the South Atlantic.

    Castles of Steel

  • "And now I can tell you the name of the coaling station and of the protectorate that came afterward," he said.

    THE PROUD GOAT OFALOYSIUS PANKBURN

  • There, naked, lay the main British coaling station in the South Atlantic, the Falkland Islands.

    Castles of Steel

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