Share this entry

coalman Line breaks: coal|man
Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊlmən/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of coalman in English:

noun (plural coalmen)

A man who delivers coal to people’s houses.
Example sentences
  • There are a lot of elderly people living in the country who depend on coal to heat their houses and depend on the coalman to deliver it to them.
  • Residents of Barnoldswick were proving very efficient in clearing snow from the paths but their policy of throwing snow on to the roads caused a number of problems for milkmen and coalmen.
  • If a coalman sells a bag of coal with 10 kg less coal in it than it should have, then he will make an extra profit.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources