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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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  • You will then see under a great beech-tree the hut of a charcoal-burner.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "She's gayly, sir; she's gayly," said the charcoal-burner shortly, his mouth in his can of tea.

    A Son of Hagar

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

    Epic and Romance

    W. P. Ker
  • After it grew dark, Ulrich was to come to the charcoal-burner again.

  • "I am freezing," replied the charcoal-burner, cowering, with a piteous expression.

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

    Golden Deeds Anonymous
  • I am called Zella, and my father is Nikobob, the charcoal-burner.

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
  • The charcoal-burner, on going over to it, found that his wife was dead.

  • But why shouldst thou trouble about the daughter of the charcoal-burner?

    Albrecht Arlo Bates
  • And then in the second place, he did not wish to be uncivil to his old friend the charcoal-burner.

    Little Peter Lucas Malet
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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