Definition of coal-hole in English:

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coal-hole

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noun

British
A compartment or small cellar used for storing coal.
Example sentences
  • Dolly advises him to either spank her or put her alone in the coal-hole if she is naughty.
  • In John's day, there were cellars, coal-holes, a midden and such external toilet arrangements as might be imagined in the yard behind the house.
  • It pays to ask around locally before buying - sets have been unearthed in Church cellars, museums, under beds and even in coal-holes!

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