from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that fulls cloth.
- n. A hammer used by a blacksmith for grooving or spreading iron.
- n. A groove made by such a hammer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. More full.
- n. A person who fulls cloth.
- n. A convex, rounded or grooved tool, used by blacksmiths for shaping metal
- n. A groove made by such a tool (in the blade of a sword etc.).
- v. To form a groove or channel in, by a fuller or set hammer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One whose occupation is to full cloth.
- n. A die; a half-round set hammer, used for forming grooves and spreading iron; -- called also a creaser.
- transitive v. To form a groove or channel in, by a fuller or set hammer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who fulls; one whose occupation is the fulling of cloth.
- n. The stamp of a stamping-mill or fulling-machine.
- n. In blacksmithing, a die; a half-round set-hammer.
- To form a groove or channel in, by the action of a fuller or set-hammer: as, to fuller a bayonet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth for a living
- n. United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
- n. United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)
Possibly from full1, to pleat.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From full. (Wiktionary)
From Latin fullo + -er. (Wiktionary)
Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)