Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person employed to card wool.
  • n. A carding machine.
  • n. A criminal who steals information from credit cards.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which cards wool flax, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who plays at cards; a gamester: as, “coggers, carders, dicers,”
  • n. One who or that which cards wool; specifically, the machine employed in carding wool.
  • n. [capitalized] One of an association of Irish rebels who tortured their victims by driving a wool- or flax-card into their backs and then dragging it down along the spine.
  • n. A jackdaw.
  • n. Same as carder-bee (which see).

Etymologies

card +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Most illegal online loot was fenced through four so-called carder sites—marketplaces for online criminals to buy and sell credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, and other purloined data.

    One Hacker's Audacious Plan to Rule the Black Market in Stolen Credit Cards

  • STRANGER: I mean the work of the carder’s art; for we cannot say that carding is weaving, or that the carder is a weaver.

    The Statesman

  • The phishers and the cashiers would meet in online "carder" Web sites to buy and sell stolen IDs, Aveis said.

    CSO

  • Q&A J. Keith Mularski talks about the two years he spent posing as a "carder" in the Dark Market sting and the challenge of keeping up appearances.

    CNET News.com

  • An FBI Agent's 3 Years Undercover With Identity Thieves snydeq writes "InfoWorld offers the inside story of how FBI Supervisory Special Agent J. Keith Mularski, aka Master Splynter, writes" A two-year undercover FBI sting operation targeting online 'carder' forums hosted on the DarkMarket. ws Web site has netted 56 arrests and prevented about $70 million in fraud losses, the FBI said Thursday.

    Slashdot: IT

  • The FBI said it had infiltrated online "carder" forums hosted on the DarkMarket. ws website, which was widely used by online scammers to buy and sell stolen credit card numbers, other financial information, and even the devices used to make fake banking cards.

    Computerworld

  • Also on hand, all the way from Colorado, will be wild carder Carrie Vaughn, who will be signing copies of her new Kitty Norville novel, KITTY'S HOUSE OF HORRORS.

    Just A Reminder...

  • Fillmore was born in a log cabin to a poor family and was apprenticed to a wool carder at age 15.

    Five People Born on January 7 | myFiveBest

  • Bird's-foot trefoil and bugloss, poppies and cornflowers, fumitory and fleabane – there were about 20 species all in bloom and, aside from the great surge of colour, the highlight for me was the bumblebees, mainly common carder and red-tailed bumblebees, that trafficked through the flowers all day long.

    Country diary: Claxton, Norfolk

  • Evidence: The Joint Nature Conservation Committee currently lists seven species of bumblebee with "priority" status under the UK's Biodiversity Action Plan: the great yellow bumblebee, brown-banded carder-bee, moss carder bee, red-shanked carder bee, large garden bumblebee, short-haired bumblebee and shrill carder bee.

    Biodiversity 100: actions for Europe

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