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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English colier, from col (coal)

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The S.S. Wandle, a British collier, arriving on her maiden voyage at the Pool of London in London, England, UK

collier (plural colliers)

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

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

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collier c

  1. plural indefinite of collie

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French coler, from Late Latin collāre, from Latin collāris.

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collier m (plural colliers)

  1. A necklace, string-shaped jewel worn around the neck
  2. collar (e.g. of a dog)
  3. collar (on animals, colored fur around the neck)

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

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French collier.

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collier m (invariable)

  1. A necklace, string-shaped jewel worn around the neck

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collier

  1. indefinite plural of collie