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Is coal a Scrabble word?

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coal ocal caol acol oacl aocl cola ocla cloa lcoa olca loca calo aclo clao lcao alco laco oalc aolc olac loac aloc laoc

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Definitions and meaning of coal



From Middle English cole, from Old English col, from Proto-West Germanic *kol, from Proto-Germanic *kulą (compare West Frisian koal, Dutch kool, German Kohle, Danish kul), from *ǵwelH- (to burn, shine).

Compare Old Irish gúal (coal), Lithuanian žvìlti (to twinkle, glow), Persian زغال(zoğâl, live coal), Sanskrit ज्वल् (jval, to burn, glow), Tocharian B śoliye (hearth), all from the same root.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəʊl/, /kɔʊl/
  • Rhymes: -əʊl
  • (General American) IPA(key): /koʊl/
  • Homophones: cole, kohl


coal (countable and uncountable, plural coals)

  1. (uncountable) A black rock formed from prehistoric plant remains, composed largely of carbon and burned as a fuel.
    Put some coal on the fire.
  2. (countable) A piece of coal used for burning (this use is less common in American English)
    Put some coals on the fire.
  3. (countable) A type of coal, such as bituminous, anthracite, or lignite, and grades and varieties thereof.
  4. (countable) A glowing or charred piece of coal, wood, or other solid fuel.
    Just as the camp-fire died down to just coals, with no flames to burn the marshmallows, someone dumped a whole load of wood on, so I gave up and went to bed.
  5. Charcoal.


  • anthracite, bitumen

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  • Hausa: kwal

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coal (third-person singular simple present coals, present participle coaling, simple past and past participle coaled)

  1. (intransitive) To take on a supply of coal (usually of steam ships).
    • 1863, Colonial Secretary to Commander Baldwin, USN
      shortly after that she coaled again at Simon's Bay; and that after remaining in the neighbourhood of our ports for a time, she proceeded to Mauritius, where she coaled again, and then returned to this colony.
  2. (transitive) To supply with coal.
    to coal a steamer
    • January 1917, National Geographic Magazine, Volume 31 Number 1, One Hundred British Seaports
      Cruisers may be coaled at sea and provided with ammunition openly. The submarine may not
  3. (intransitive) To be converted to charcoal.
    • 2014, Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel, Farming the Woods
      After the initial burn the goal of any good fire should be coaling; that is, creating a bed of solid coals that will sustain the fire.
  4. (transitive) To burn to charcoal; to char.
    • 1622, Francis Bacon, Natural History
      Char-coal of roots, coaled into great pieces.
  5. (transitive) To mark or delineate with charcoal.


coal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


  • ALCO, Acol, COLA, Calo, Caló, LCAO, LOCA, alco, alco-, cola, loca

  • to supply with a carbon fuel.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)