Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A work in a specified number of parts.
  • n. That which parts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or which, parts or separates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which parts or separates.
  • n. A finer; a purifier of gold and silver: so called because, by fire and water, the gold or silver was ‘parted’ from baser metals.

Etymologies

part (“noun”) +‎ -er (Wiktionary)
part (“verb”) +‎ -er (“agent suffix”) (Wiktionary)

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