coal scuttle



a metal bucket, usually with a lip, for holding and carrying coal.

Origin of coal scuttle

First recorded in 1765–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coal scuttle

Historical Examples of coal scuttle

  • That coal-scuttle, as you call it, is large enough to hold four tons.

  • I busied myself with the coal-scuttle, lit a cigarette, and settled down to hear the story.

    Simon the Jester

    William J. Locke

  • You could get an excellent notion of the thing in miniature, by hastily spilling a coal-scuttle on a gravel walk and running away.

  • When she returned home on the third day she found Zephyr lying by the coal-scuttle dead.

    The Goose Man

    Jacob Wassermann

  • No doubt the coal-scuttle bonnet and severe style of hair dressing had a great deal to do with it.

British Dictionary definitions for coal scuttle

coal scuttle


a domestic metal container for coal
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