from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who fits shoes to the feet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who fits shoes to the feet; one who furnishes or puts on shoes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who furnishes or puts on shoes; especially, a blacksmith who shoes horses.


shoe +‎ -er (Wiktionary)



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  • Yes, farrier is both more common and more correct. I think the writer was just being laid-back, which he has a (bordering on irritating) tendency to do (at least in this book).

    October 28, 2008

  • We call the person who shoes our horse a farrier. I like shoer though. I gets right down to business. Reminds me of the time my daughter was very little and couldn't remember the name for ladder. She called it the "climber."

    October 28, 2008

  • One who shoes horses. Usage on calk.

    October 27, 2008