Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mandrel having a round top face, used by blacksmiths in forging the forked ends of connecting-rods.
  • noun A table, sideboard, or bench on which meat and other things are dressed or prepared for use.
  • noun A cupboard or set of shelves for dishes and cooking utensils.
  • noun A dressing- or toilet-table.
  • noun One who dresses; one who is employed in preparing, trimming, or adjusting something.
  • noun Specifically— A hospital assistant whose office it is to dress wounds, ulcers, etc.
  • noun One who is employed in clothing and adorning others, as in a theater.
  • noun In type-founding, a workman who dresses types arranged in rows, removes their defects, and prepares them for sale.
  • noun A tool, apparatus, or power-machine for cutting and dressing the furrows on the face of a millstone.
  • noun A machine for splitting geological specimens.
  • noun A miners' pick.
  • noun A plumbers' mallet used for closing joints in sheet-lead.

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

  • noun One who dresses; one who put in order or makes ready for use; one who on clothes or ornaments.
  • noun (Mining) A kind of pick for shaping large coal.
  • noun An assistant in a hospital, whose office it is to dress wounds, sores, etc.
  • noun A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.
  • noun A cupboard or set of shelves to receive dishes and cooking utensils.
  • noun United States A piece of chamber furniture consisting of a chest of drawers, or bureau, with a mirror.

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

  • noun Agent noun of dress:
  • noun An item of kitchen furniture, like a cabinet with shelves, for storing crockery or utensils.
  • noun An item of bedroom furniture, like a low chest of drawers, often with a mirror.
  • noun dated A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.
  • noun mining A kind of pick for shaping large coal.

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

  • noun low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup
  • noun furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
  • noun a cabinet with shelves
  • noun a wardrobe assistant for an actor
  • noun a person who dresses in a particular way

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From dress +‎ -er.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French dresseur, from the verb dresser.

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