- petroleum obtained by the destructive distillation of bituminous coal.
Origin of coal oil
Examples from the Web for coal oil
Historical Examples of coal oil
There was the sickening and suggestive smell of coal-oil in the air.
They were all of wood—heated by soft-coal stoves and lighted by coal-oil lamps.In a Little Town
From the United States are purchased wheat, cotton, and coal-oil.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
He held these cards close to a coal-oil lamp and studied their backs.The Lone Ranger Rides
One of them left a heavy can of coal-oil behind him upright in the middle of the road.Back Home
Irvin S. Cobb
- US and Canadian petroleum or a refined product from petroleum, esp kerosene
- a crude oil produced, together with coal gas, during the distillation of bituminous coal