Definition of coal vend in English:

coal vend

noun

  • 1Also with capital initials. The practice of restricting the quantity of coal sold by each of a group of collieries in any one year in order to keep coal prices artificially high. Now historical.

  • 2Chiefly Australian. In extended use: a group or cartel of colliery owners, coal merchants, etc., responsible for establishing and enforcing such restrictions. Now historical.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From coal + vend.

Pronunciation

coal vend

/ˈkəʊl ˌvɛnd/