Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which pierces.
- n. Any sharp instrument used for piercing, boring, perforating, etc., such as an awl, a gimlet, or a Stiletto. Specifically
- n. In entomology, that organ of an insect with which it pierces bodies; the ovipositor. Also called terebra.
- n. An instrument that pierces or perforates, such as a stiletto or piercel.
- n. A person who pierces, especially one who carries out body piercing.
- n. zoology The ovipositor, or sting, of an insect.
- n. zoology Any insect provided with an ovipositor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, pierces or perforates.
- n. An instrument used in forming eyelets; a stiletto.
- n. A piercel.
- n. The ovipositor, or sting, of an insect.
- n. An insect provided with an ovipositor.
- pierce + -er (Wiktionary)
“A small tool called a piercer is represented by fig. 8; it is used in gold work; the flat end assists in placing the gold in position, and also in making the floss silk lie quite flat; the pointed end is used for piercing holes in the material for passing coarse thread to the back, and for other purposes.”
“In examining a tsetse fly very carefully I see that it has a receptacle at the root of the piercer, which is of a black or dark-red colour; and when it is squeezed, a clear fluid is pressed out at its point: the other two parts of the proboscis are its shield, and have no bulb at the base.”
“The piercer was a great easy going guy, not the typical condescending dude you usually find in a tattoo shop.”
“They were to be two hundred and thirty feet long, have a beam of forty feet, be armoured with four and one-half inch iron plate and be provided with a "piercer" at the prow, about seven feet long and of great strength.”
“This "piercer" caused the ships to be spoken of as rams, and when the vessels were fully equipped it was expected the "piercer" would be three feet under the surface of the water.”
“I was told by my piercer to apply Sapoderm to the site in the shower, then rinse it out ..”
“She clearly can't be first wife, but Margene is a heart-piercer this week.”
“Sri Vibhasa — Either connected either withvibheshu, “terrible,” or withvibhitsu,“the piercer.””
“In the new issue of Bizarre, BB pal Shannon Larratt, formerly of BMEzine. com, interviewed a professional body piercer named William who gave his goldfish a lip ring.”
“Once it heals completely, I'll have that side redone (I know the piercer personally, and I won't get charged for this).”
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