- 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
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Examples from the Web for charcoal-burner
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.
- (formerly) a person whose work was making charcoal by burning wood
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