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coal scuttle

a metal bucket, usually with a lip, for holding and carrying coal.
Origin of coal scuttle
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When Becky went downstairs, she was not the same Becky who had staggered up, loaded down by the weight of the coal scuttle.

    A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Another most serviceable article is a case for a coal scuttle (Fig. 260).

    Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe
  • The dipper, scoop, or bucket is made of iron or steel, shaped somewhat like a coal scuttle.

  • He left the coal scuttle in the shed, and went out into the air.

    Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • A coal scuttle of peat, with less wood, is economical, and gives an equal and very prolonged heat.

    The Young Housekeeper's Friend Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
  • The coal scuttle should be coloured black, with yellow to represent brass.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • I repeated; but my imagination had reached that point when he might have said in his coal scuttle or his waistcoat pocket.

    The Club of Queer Trades G. K. Chesterton
  • Anthony put down his coal scuttle and took hold of Betty's tray.

  • According to him it was bigger than an elephant, had a mouth as wide as a coal scuttle, and eyes that glared like a thousand suns.

British Dictionary definitions for coal scuttle

coal scuttle

a domestic metal container for coal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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