"coal" Definition

  1. money; “post the COAL,” put down the money. The phrase was used by Mr. Buckstone at the Theatrical Fund Dinner of 1863. From this is derived the theatrical term COALING, profitable, very good, which an actor will use if his part is full of good and telling speeches—thus, “my part is full of COALING lines.” This term was used in the sporting world long anterior to Mr. Buckstone’s speech. _See_ COAL.

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Position in the dictionary: 688 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: coals, cobbing, cock, cock and bull story, cock of the walk, cock one’s toes, cock-a-hoop, cock-a-wax, cock-and-hen-club, cock-and-pinch
Previous words in the dictionary: coach-wheel, coach, cly-faker, cly, clump, club, clover, clout, cloud, clod-hopper

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