[ kol-yer ]
/ ˈkɒl yər /


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

Definition for collier (2 of 2)

[ kol-yer ]
/ ˈkɒl yər /


Jeremy,1650–1726, English clergyman and author. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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