a place at which coal is supplied to ships, locomotives, etc.
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How to use coaling station in a sentence
When we stop at the next coaling-station, let us examine the matter more closely.
Next day we set forth in the ship's boats to survey the German coaling-station in the bight of the harbour.Savage Island | Basil C. Thomson
Sierra Leone is an important coaling station, halfway between England and the Cape.The Last Voyage | Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
It was ceded to the English by the sultan, and is principally valuable as a coaling-station, though it has a considerable trade.Four Young Explorers | Oliver Optic
The recent working of important coalfields near Durban has increased its value as a port and coaling station.