from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who makes the bits and other metal parts of a horse's bridle, and other small metal pieces

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A maker of bits, spurs, and metal mounting for bridles and saddles; hence, a saddler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A maker of bits, spurs, and metal mountings for bridles and saddles; hence, a saddler.


Old French lormier, loremier, from Latin loranum bridle, Latin lorum thong, the rein of a bridle. (Wiktionary)



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  • "We might be forgiven for envisaging Birmingham already as mainly a town of metal trades. The smiths, lorimers, and nailers probably made more noise and show, but wills and tax-assessments tell us that the wealthiest townsmen were still tanners and butchers, as in many other Midland towns."
    W. G. Hoskins (1956). English Provincial Towns in the Early Sixteenth Century. Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (Fifth Series), 6 , pp 1-19

    The OED online (definition from the second edition, 1989) says it is "A maker of bits and metal mountings for horses' bridles; also, a spurrier, and (generally) a maker of small iron ware and a worker in wrought-iron. "

    June 29, 2009

  • saddlemaker

    May 11, 2008