Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who fans.
  • n. A fan wheel; a fan blower.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who fans.
  • n. A fan wheel; a fan blower. See under Fan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which fans.
  • n. Specifically — plural A machine for winnowing grain; a fan.
  • n. A blower or ventilating-fan.

Etymologies

fan +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Buncan tried to picture the great rhino dragging a plow, furrow after endless furrow, while some ill-tempered fanner trailing behind berated him with orders and curses in equal measure.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • In exchange for some selections from Gragelouth's stock, the fanner additionally provided them with substantial supplies of dried fish, fruits, crayfish, and freshwater oysters, as well as vegetables from the garden.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • The occasional fanner or traveler we saw shied away from us, no doubt thinking, True, there are only two of them, but judging from their faces, they2re the advance party for a terrible bunch of freebooters.

    Virginity

  • I believe the “fanner” is actally a large palm leaf.

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  • This photo shows the "fanner basket," probably of African origin, used for rice and other purposes, in the lower right corner.

    History of American Women

  • We can start by trying to understand exactly why we were targeted and that means facing up to the consequences of Iraq as a driver of anger, a fanner of flames.

    Archive 2006-01-01

  • Since rice is integral in all of the recipes, it is imperative that one has a _GOOD_ fanner.

    How to host your own sushi party

  • You need a designated fanner, as it is impossible for one person to fan sufficiently and mix.

    Archive 2005-04-01

  • If one looked past the fanner to see the man, the chiseled planes of his face, the creased dimples in his cheeks and the way his eyes crinkled at the sides when he smiled.

    One Of The Family

  • "Do you have a phone number for this dairy fanner?"

    One Of The Family

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