Definition of coaler in English:
1A ship that transports coal.
- The fleet was accompanied for parts of the tour by auxiliaries including supply ships and coalers.
- Standing at Xiangjiaba village, 370m below one sees coalers and cement carriers stream up and down a narrow channel off the far bank.
- Not a few of the great ones of our own day commenced their career behind the apple-shaped bows of a Saltcoats coaler, whether it was a handy brigantine or a trig schooner is no matter.
2A large mechanized structure for loading coal onto a ship, railroad car, or steam locomotive.
- With an operational clam-shell bucket, the coaler allows you to unload a hopper car by scooping the coal from inside.
- We need a large space, and indeed that's why a power station is perfect, because it has very large volumes owing to the fact it once had enormous turbines and coalers and all those sorts of things.
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