Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural coalmen)
A man who delivers coal to people’s houses.
- 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.
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