Definitions

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

  • noun One that flays, dresses, or sells animal skins.
  • noun Western US A mule driver.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who deals in skins of any sort, as hides, furs, or parchments; a furrier.
  • noun One who removes the skin, as from animals; a flayer.
  • noun One who strips or robs; a plunderer; specifically [capitalized], in United States history, one of a body of marauders during the revolutionary war, professedly belonging to the American side, who infested the region between the British and American lines in New York, and committed depredations, especially upon the loyalists.
  • noun A bird fat enough to burst the skin on falling to the ground when shot.

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

  • noun One who skins.
  • noun One who deals in skins, pelts, or hides.

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

  • noun Someone who skins animals.
  • noun One who deals in skins, pelts, or hides.

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

  • noun a person who prepares or deals in animal skins
  • noun United States actor (1858-1942)
  • noun United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)
  • noun a worker who drives mules
  • noun United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)

Etymologies

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to skin + -er

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  • 1398 TREVISA Barth. De P.R. XVIII. lxxv. (Bodl. MS.), The cat is ofte for his faire skynne itake of the skynner and islayne & ihuylded.

    May 12, 2008