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Definition of coal owner in English:


chiefly historical
The owner of a colliery.
Example sentences
  • A J Cronin's North Eastern drama depicts a conflict between young pitman Dave Fenwick and coal owner Richard Barras.
  • Legend suggests, thanks to his forensic oratory, negligent coal owners and their managers were sent to prison.
  • The activity of the government and the employers - particularly the coal owners - from 1924-6 was designed to break militant trade unionism and worsen conditions for ordinary workers.
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