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collier (n.)

late 14c. (late 13c. as a surname), collere "charcoal maker and seller," agent noun from Middle English col (see coal). They were notorious for cheating their customers. Meaning "digger in a coal mine" is from 1590s. Sense of "coasting-vessel for hauling coal" is from 1620s.

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Definitions of collier from WordNet

collier (n.)
someone who works in a coal mine;
Synonyms: coal miner / pitman
From wordnet.princeton.edu