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  1. a bin used for holding coal.
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Origin of coalbin

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; coal + bin
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for coalbin

Historical Examples

  • There should be a window in the coalbin through which the coal can be put in.

    The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping

    Elizabeth Hale Gilman

  • If this is not possible, the next best thing is to have the coalbin enclosed, for the coal makes the worst of the cellar dirt.

  • I smile now as I recall that watermelon grin, when the darkey yawned like a coalbin in expression of his greeting.

    On a Donkey's Hurricane Deck

    R. Pitcher Woodward