- a person who carries or shovels coal.
Origin of coal heaver
First recorded in 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for coal heaver
You would talk differently to a coal-heaver and to a professor.The Mirror of the Sea
"He ought to have been a coal-heaver instead of a clergyman," said the Marquis.Is He Popenjoy?
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
I have seen a coal-heaver delighted with your manners when you paid him.Duffels
- a workman who moves coal
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