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

  • n. One that prepares tanned hides for use.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A specialist in the leather processing industry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who curries and dresses leather, after it is tanned.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who dresses and colors leather after it is tanned.
  • n. . A very small musketoon with a swivel mounting.
  • n. A wax candle; a light used in catching birds. See quarrier.

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

  • n. a craftsman who curries leather for use
  • n. United States lithographer who (with his partner James Ives) produced thousands of prints signed `Currier & Ives' (1813-1888)


Middle English curreiour, from Old French, from Latin coriārius, from corium, leather; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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