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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that prepares tanned hides for use.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • noun A specialist in the leather processing industry.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English curreiour, from Old French, from Latin coriārius, from corium, leather; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

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