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collier

[kol-yer] /ˈkɒl yər/
noun
1.
a ship for carrying coal.
2.
a coal miner.
3.
Obsolete. a person who carries or sells coal.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English coliere; see coal, -ier1

Collier

[kol-yer] /ˈkɒl yər/
noun
1.
Jeremy, 1650–1726, English clergyman and author.
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British Dictionary definitions for collier

collier

/ˈkɒlɪə/
noun (mainly Brit)
1.
a coal miner
2.
  1. a ship designed to transport coal
  2. a member of its crew
Word Origin
C14: from coal + -ier
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Word Origin and History for collier
collier
1276, "charcoal maker and seller," from M.E. col (see coal). They were notorious for cheating. Sense of "ship for hauling coal" is from 1625.
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