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English

From Middle English colier, from col 'coal'

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
collier

Plural
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  1. A person in the business or occupation of producing (digging or mining coal or making charcoal) or in its transporting or commerce.
    Quotations
    • 1957: For this reason, the collier took constant care to keep the covering of earth in good order. — H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry, p. 224.
  2. (nautical) A vessel carrying a bulk cargo of coal
  3. a nickname used by the traveller community, referring to a non-traveller

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References

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] collum 'neck'

Pronunciation

Noun

collier m.

  1. necklace

References

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

Italian

Noun

collier m. inv.

  1. necklace

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