Definition of coal vend in US English:

coal vend


  • 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.


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


coal vend

/ˈkəʊl ˌvɛnd/