Definition of coal scuttle in English:

coal scuttle

noun

  • A metal container with a sloping lid used to carry coal for a domestic fire.

    • ‘Naturally it has the heritage decor that comes with the genre: dark wood, theatrical red, brazenly swirly carpets, brass coal scuttles and Quality Street faux Victoriana prints.’
    • ‘Glad to read you won't have to fight with the coal scuttle anymore.’
    • ‘In the front room is a scattering of copper bowls of various sizes, copper coal scuttles, metal templates and copper sheets.’
    • ‘The document listed coal scuttles, pokers, grates, and fenders, but only one set of andirons.’
    • ‘But kids had much fun fighting over who was to wash-up, change napkins, make beds, peel spuds, run errands, chop firewood, fill the coal scuttle, and black lead the grate.’

Pronunciation:

coal scuttle

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