Meaning of COAL in English

COAL

■ noun a combustible black rock consisting mainly of carbonized plant matter and used as fuel.

↘ Brit. a piece of ~.

■ verb provide with or extract ~.

Phrases

~s to Newcastle something supplied to a place where it is already plentiful.

haul (also N. Amer. rake ) someone over the ~s reprimand someone severely.

Derivatives

~y adjective

Origin

OE col (in the senses 'glowing ember' and 'charred remnant'), of Gmc origin.

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