Meaning of COAL in English

COAL

[coal] n, often attrib [ME col, fr. OE; akin to OHG & ON kol burning ember, MIr gual coal] (bef. 12c) 1: a piece of glowing carbon or charred wood: ember

2: charcoal 1 3 a: a black or brownish black solid combustible substance formed by the partial decomposition of vegetable matter without free access of air and under the influence of moisture and often increased pressure and temperature that is widely used as a natural fuel b pl, Brit: pieces or a quantity of the fuel broken up for burning

[2]coal vt (1602) 1: to burn to charcoal: char

2: to supply with coal ~ vi: to take in coal

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