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charcoal burner

a device that burns charcoal, as a stove or brazier.
a person employed in the manufacture of charcoal.
Origin of charcoal burner
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We walked toward it, and that was what it was: a charcoal-burner's hut.

    Set in Silver Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  • You will then see under a great beech-tree the hut of a charcoal-burner.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • If it wasn't that I am as hungry as a wolf, I wouldn't say no to the hut of a charcoal-burner to-night.

  • The charcoal-burner went back to his own house at nightfall.

    Epic and Romance W. P. Ker
  • By this time the charcoal-burner began to be troubled about the boy's schooling.

    The Basket Woman Mary Austin
  • "I am freezing," replied the charcoal-burner, cowering, with a piteous expression.

  • Have you not had enough yet of the society of his highness the charcoal-burner?

    Little Peter Lucas Malet
  • When they reached the door the charcoal-burner called to his wife to hasten to let them in.

    Golden Deeds Anonymous
  • One night he meets a charcoal-burner who is about to make his meal off potatoes.

    Filipino Popular Tales Dean S. Fansler
  • I am called Zella, and my father is Nikobob, the charcoal-burner.

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for charcoal-burner


(formerly) a person whose work was making charcoal by burning wood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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