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coaler

[koh-ler] /ˈkoʊ lər/
noun
1.
a railroad, ship, etc., used mainly to haul or supply coal.
Origin of coaler
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; coal + -er1
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  • This time the little craft had worked around abeam of the coaler, the latter's lights showing dimly in the thick fog.

  • The story of the wreck and the sinking of the coaler had by this time been spread all over the country.

  • He was articled to a ship-owner of Whitby as a common seaman on a coaler sailing between Newcastle and London.

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British Dictionary definitions for coaler

coaler

/ˈkəʊlə/
noun
1.
a ship, train, etc, used to carry or supply coal
2.
a person who sells or supplies coal
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