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coaling station

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noun
  1. a place at which coal is supplied to ships, locomotives, etc.

Origin of coaling station

First recorded in 1865–70
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Historical Examples

  • The officials thought the United States was looking for a coaling-station.

    Tales of Fishes

    Zane Grey

  • Mohacz is celebrated for two tremendous battles in the past, and for a fine cathedral, a railway and a coaling-station at present.

  • A few miles out there is a coaling-station, and at that time they were building the chutes.

  • St. Lucia's special arch was of coal, token of the colony's importance as a West Indian coaling-station.

  • The United States did not want the islands for the sake of ruling them, but they wanted a coaling-station at Tutuila.