Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who hurries, urges, or impels.
  • noun One who draws a corf or wagon in a coal-mine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who hurries or urges.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who hurries.
  • noun UK, obsolete A young boy or girl employed in a coal mine to drag baskets or small wagons full of coal from the coal face where it was mined, up to the surface.

Etymologies

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to hurry + -er

Examples

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  • term applied to the girls aged 5-18 who were employed as coal-drawers in the coal industry.

    July 24, 2008