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coal heaver

noun
  1. a person who carries or shovels coal.
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Origin of coal heaver

First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for coal heaver

Historical Examples

  • You would talk differently to a coal-heaver and to a professor.

    The Mirror of the Sea

    Joseph Conrad

  • "He ought to have been a coal-heaver instead of a clergyman," said the Marquis.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope

  • At that moment Sam would have accepted condolences from a coal-heaver.

    The Girl on the Boat

    Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

  • If diminutive in body, his arms were sinewy and strong as those of a coal-heaver.

    The Free Lances

    Mayne Reid

  • I have seen a coal-heaver delighted with your manners when you paid him.

    Duffels

    Edward Eggleston


British Dictionary definitions for coal heaver

coal heaver

noun
  1. a workman who moves coal
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