charcoal burner

Origin of charcoal burner

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for charcoal-burner

Historical Examples of 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for charcoal-burner


  1. (formerly) a person whose work was making charcoal by burning wood
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