from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Fowler, Henry Watson 1858-1933. British lexicographer who collaborated with his brother Francis (1870-1918) on The King's English (1906) and the Concise Oxford Dictionary (1911). He also wrote A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An occupational surname for a hunter of birds.
- proper n. The Fowler's position
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sportsman who pursues wild fowl, or takes or kills for food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who pursues or snares wild fowls; one who takes or kills birds for food.
- n. A small piece of ordnance carrying stone-shot. Many such cannon were distinguished by the names of birds, as falcon, saker, etc. Also called veuglaire.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who hunts wild birds for food
- n. English lexicographer who wrote a well-known book on English usage (1858-1933)
Named after Dr. George Ryerson Fowler, the German surgeon developer of the position (Wiktionary)