Definitions

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  • noun One who christens.

Etymologies

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christen +‎ -er

Examples

  • Prussian General who came up to help the other christener of boots at Waterloo, will be flung down from the topmost story, even to the marble floor of the resounding hall.

    The Newcomes

  • I wonder if, when Belmont was named, the christener was thinking of the Belmont in The "Merchant of Venice" which was, in the play, reserved for the very rich.

    City Foresees Financial Trouble at cvillenews.com

  • On the other hand, the shortest line is the Nectar, which is only about 250 miles in length; sweetness being, according to Schiaparelli its christener, as short-lived on Mars as elsewhere.

    Mars

  • And this summons not being obeyed, it will not unfrequently happen that a pair of trousers enclosing a pair of boots with iron heels, and known by the name of the celebrated Prussian General who came up to help the other christener of boots at Waterloo, will be flung down from the topmost story, even to the marble floor of the resounding hall.

    The Newcomes

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