Definition of coal-hole in English:



  • A compartment or small cellar used for storing coal.

    • ‘Dolly advises him to either spank her or put her alone in the coal-hole if she is naughty.’
    • ‘In John's day, there were cellars, coal-holes, a midden and such external toilet arrangements as might be imagined in the yard behind the house.’
    • ‘It pays to ask around locally before buying - sets have been unearthed in Church cellars, museums, under beds and even in coal-holes!’