Definition for collier (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for collier
By the time Collier's turned "Ocean" down, Salinger's book was pretty much complete.What the Leaked J.D. Salinger Stories Reveal About the Author|Andrew Romano|November 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"Absolutely," said Collier, though he pointed toward the high concentrations of household viewing on the night.
"The greatest challenge for us comes with managing change," Collier said.
"We are trying to create premium television on basic cable," said Collier.
"I think that will take us into other formats," said Collier.
The only excitement that the St. Paul had was the capture of the collier Restormel.
Examining a country squire who disputed a collier's bill: "Did he not give you the coals, friend?"
All his life long has Dudda the Collier bided with me, serving well and roughly, but in all most faithfully, as is his wont.A Thane of Wessex|Charles W. Whistler
This, like many another of my southern observations, brought me letters from readers of "Collier's," residing in the South.American Adventures|Julian Street
It has brought the Alert nearly two feet lower in the water; while as to the Seagull she is laden down like a collier.One of the 28th|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for collier
noun mainly British
- a ship designed to transport coal
- a member of its crew
Word Origin for collier
Word Origin and History for collier
late 13c., collere "charcoal maker and seller," agent noun from Middle English col (see coal). They were notorious for cheating their customers. Sense of "ship for hauling coal" is from 1620s.