Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which plaits or braids; especially, an implement for producing plaits of regular size, as in cloth.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, plaits.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, plaits.

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

  • noun someone who plaits (hair or fabric etc.)

Etymologies

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plait +‎ -er

Examples

  • Where the Glosser says thus; "Papus Ben Juda was the husband of Mary, the plaiter of women's hair; and when he went out of his house into the street, he locked his door upon his wife, that she might not speak with anybody; which, indeed, he ought not to have done: and hence sprang a difference between them, and she broke out into adulteries."

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The plaiter of mats, notwithstanding he be a weaver, they would not employ in a silk manufactory.

    The Persian Literature, Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan, Volume 2

  • The first amongst those who have shown real power is Pier Pander, the cripple son of a Frisian mat-plaiter, who came over from Rome (where he had gone to complete his studies) at the special invitation of the Queen to model a bust of the Prince Consort,

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • Sumangala's mother, daughter of poor people, wife of a rush-plaiter, Sāvatthī

    Psalms of the Sisters

  • She, too, having made her resolve under former Buddhas, and heaping up good in this rebirth and that, was born under this Buddha-dispensation in a poor family at Sāvatthī, and was married to a rush-plaiter.

    Psalms of the Sisters

  • Even the braid itself is hand-plaited in eight threads over a half-cylinder of basket-work, which the plaiter holds on her knee, tossing the clicking bobbins from one side to the other, and pinning up the finished braid with swift dexterity.

    High Albania

  • The name Magdalene may however mean 'the twiner or plaiter of hair,' and this interpretation possibly induced

    The Treasury of Sacred Song

  • "Well, tell me whether it is slang or poetry to call an ox a leg-plaiter."

    Middlemarch: a study of provincial life (1900)

  • 'Oh!' cried the little mat-plaiter, 'that is our dear old dog, Scarammuccia.

    After Dark

  • As a boy he worked in a silk-factory, and as a straw-plaiter and errand boy.

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

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