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Jul 13, 2011
This week's theme
Professions that exist mainly as surnames

This week's words
chandler
wainwright
collier
chamberlain
granger

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collier

PRONUNCIATION:
(KOL-yuhr)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A coal miner.
2. A ship for carrying coal.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old English col (coal). Earliest documented use: before 1375.

USAGE:
"Gunar turned to find a grimy-faced man, black as a collier."
Lisa Hendrix; Immortal Champion; Berkley; 2011.

See more usage examples of collier in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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