- coaling station,
Origin of coalition
Examples from the Web for coalition
But taking such action puts them at odds with the most powerful and best-organized segment of their coalition.
U.S.-led coalition airstrikes recently have been increased on Raqqa.
On one night earlier this month, the coalition launched 30 strikes on the town.
Faced with the loss of middle class voters, the administration seems determined to double down on its current coalition.
At the time, the Special Forces were pushing into Afghan villages previously unoccupied by coalition forces.
Thus it was that he tried to rule with a coalition, or a mixture of Whigs and Tories.With Marlborough to Malplaquet|Herbert Strang and Richard Stead
The men do not need to ask who is the district leader; he finds them through his unpaid workers and the coalition is accomplished.The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian William Betts
Defiance was thus cast by forty-five thousand men to one hundred ten thousand soldiers of the coalition.
Many of them are outrageous with Fox upon the idea of his coalition.Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third|The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
The Coalition was so far victorious;—but there arose a general feeling that its strength had been impaired.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
- an alliance or union between groups, factions, or parties, esp for some temporary and specific reason
- (as modifier)a coalition government
Word Origin for coalition
1610s, "the growing together of parts," from French coalition (1540s), from Late Latin coalitus "fellowship," originally past participle of Latin coalescere (see coalesce). First used in a political sense 1715.
An alliance of political groups formed to oppose a common foe or pursue a common goal.