1) An implement used for raking the cinders out from an oven or from beneath a fire grate.
1399 j colrake ferri, York
1410 De 1d de j colrake de ferro, York
1570 one yron colrake, Spaldington
1621 one colerake and a peire of tongues, South Cave
1676 1 cowlerake, 4d, Barley
1739 a coldrake, Emley
1835 1 Cowl Rake making, Wath. The first element may be from ‘coal’, or the dialect verb ‘to coul’, that is to rake together, as in ‘to coil it in’ – said of making money.