Definition of coal-whipping in English:

coal-whipping

noun

  • The action, practice, or occupation of raising coal out of a ship's hold by means of a pulley.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Pierce Egan (1772–1849), sporting journalist and author. From coal + whipping.

Pronunciation

coal-whipping

/ˈkəʊlˌwɪpɪŋ/