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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who tests, examines, or inspects; one who has a speeial knowledge of anything. See aleconner.
  • noun One who gives steering directions to the helmsman of a, ship.
  • noun A person who stood upon a cliff or an elevated part of the sea-coast in the time of the herring-fishing, to point out to the fishermen by signs the course of shoals of fish; a balker.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A marine European fish (Crenilabrus melops); also, the related American cunner. See cunner.

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

  • noun A marine European fish (Crenilabrus melops); also, the related American cunner.

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