Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A royal officer who examined cloth, and affixed a seal in guaranty of its quality or measure. The office existed until the reign of William III. Also written aulnager, ulnager.
- n. A measure by the ell.
- n. historical A sworn officer in England, whose duty was to inspect woollen cloth and fix a seal upon it.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A measure by the ell; formerly a sworn officer in England, whose duty was to inspect and measure woolen cloth, and fix upon it a seal.
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