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collier

[ kol-yer ]
/ ˈkɒl yər /
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noun
a ship for carrying coal.
a coal miner.
Obsolete. a person who carries or sells coal.
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Origin of collier

1300–50; Middle English coliere;see coal, -ier1

Other definitions for collier (2 of 2)

Collier
[ kol-yer ]
/ ˈkɒl yər /

noun
Jeremy, 1650–1726, English clergyman and author.
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British Dictionary definitions for collier

collier
/ (ˈkɒlɪə) /

noun mainly British
a coal miner
  1. a ship designed to transport coal
  2. a member of its crew

Word Origin for collier

C14: from coal + -ier
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