Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who tries, tests, or attempts.
  • noun One who assays metals; one who examines metallic ores or alloys for the purpose of determining the quantity of any particular metal, particularly of gold or silver, present in them. Specifically
  • noun An officer of the mint, whose duty is to test bullion and coin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who assays. Specifically: One who examines metallic ores or compounds, for the purpose of determining the amount of any particular metal in the same, especially of gold or silver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who assays, or performs chemical tests on metals.

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

  • noun an analyst who assays (performs chemical tests on) metals

Etymologies

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to assay + -er

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