Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An establishment where hides are tanned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place where people tan hides to make leather.
  • n. The business of a tanner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place where the work of tanning is carried on.
  • n. The art or process of tanning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where the operations of tanning are carried on.
  • n. The art or process of tanning.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. workplace where skins and hides are tanned

Etymologies

tan +‎ -ery (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The latter he manufactured himself, and his tannery was the largest in Croye.

    The Doomsman

  • The tannery is the latest signal of the digital economy's expansion into Kitchener Centre - a blue-collar riding buffeted by the decline in traditional manufacturing - from its much wealthier neighbour, the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo, home to global tech giant Research In Motion and the University of Waterloo.

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  • Certain industrial wastes not amenable to any presently known form of treatment, such as tannery discharges at Petersburg, West

    The Nation's River A report on the Potomac from the U.S. Department of the Interior

  • Just at the foot of the castle rock there is still to be seen a tannery which is of rather unusual interest in connection with the story of how Robert le

    Normandy, Illustrated, Complete

  • The river has a rich industrial history and people still refer to nearby waterways as Bleachery Pond or "tannery" lagoons.

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  • (although Ed claimed that Walter had appropriated his most becoming tie, and that the shade of tan rather marred Wallie's own "tannery" effect), the boys finally put the camp flap down good and tight, and were off to the bay.

    The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay or, The Secret of the Red Oar

  • There amid the hard, busy life of the tannery and the farm we hid our love, hid it for fear of being undone by it or of undoing one another.

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  • To begin with the surface is coherent – now and again she smiles sadly at the charm he manages to bestow on that foul-smelling tannery – but as she turns the pages she sees it start to break down.

    Rachel Cusk | Portraits

  • Manchurian tannery twice escaping, twice being captured, then shipped the

    Remains Returned List WWII

  • This vehicle features 400-horsepower and is offered with leather seating provided by an eco-friendly tannery in Scotland to the extent a tannery can ever be described as "eco-friendly" and inlays of oak, mahogany or walnut.

    Electric Cars and the Highway to the Future of Energy

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