Definitions

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  • n. One who extracts teeth with instruments; a dentist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One whose business it is to extract teeth with instruments; a dentist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who draws teeth, especially as a profession; a dentist.

Etymologies

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tooth +‎ drawer

Examples

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  • From the examples:

    “Beyond these stretched far away to the east other shops -- those of a mealman, a lapidary, a cordwainer -- namely, a shoemaker; a lindraper, for they had not yet added the syllable which makes it linen; a lorimer, who dealt in bits and bridles; a pouchmonger, who sold bags and pockets; a parchment-maker; a treaclemonger, a spicer, a chandler, and a pepperer, all four the representatives of our modern grocer; an apothecary; a scrivener, who wrote for the numerous persons who could not write; a fuller, who cleaned clothes; a tapiser, who sold tapestry, universally used for hangings of rooms; a barber, an armourer, a spurrier, a scourer, a dyer, a glover, a turner, a goldbeater, an upholdester or upholsterer, a toothdrawer, a buckler-maker, a fletcher (who feathered arrows), a poulter or poulterer, a vinter or wine-merchant, a pewterer . . . .”

    --The White Lady of Hazelwood A Tale of the Fourteenth Century

    September 1, 2011