As a noun collie
is any of various breeds of dog originating in scotland and england as sheepdogs.
As a proper noun collier is
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Any of various breeds of dog originating in Scotland and England as sheepdogs
* collie eye anomaly
A person in the business or occupation of producing (digging or mining coal or making charcoal) or in its transporting or commerce.
* 1957 , H.R. Schubert, History of the British Iron and Steel Industry , p. 224.
(nautical) A vessel carrying a bulk cargo of coal
A nickname used by the traveller community, referring to a non-traveller
- For this reason, the collier took constant care to keep the covering of earth in good order.