Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which weighs; an officer whose duty it is to weigh commodities or test weights.
  • noun The equator.

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

  • noun One who weighs; specifically, an officer whose duty it is to weigh commodities.

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

  • noun One who weighs.

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

  • noun an official who weighs and records the weight

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Examples

  • "Weigh in!" he cried, tossing his sack to the weigher, who transferred to it four hundred dollars from the sacks of the two losers.

    Chapter III

  • The "high card" turned, and he handed back my sack, called for a "tab," and drew me over to the scales, where the weigher nonchalantly cashed him out fifty dollars in dust.

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • The "high card" turned, and he handed back my sack, called for a "tab," and drew me over to the scales, where the weigher nonchalantly cashed him out fifty dollars in dust.

    A HYPERBOREAN BREW

  • "Oh, you don't need to show it to me," Shorty said, as they walked to the weigher.

    SHORTY DREAMS

  • He scribbled the amount on a pad, and the weigher at the bar balanced fifty dollars 'worth of dust in the gold-scales and poured it into Burning Daylight's sack.

    Chapter 1

  • Shorty carried the sack and the paper across the room and handed them to the weigher, who sat behind a large pair of gold-scales.

    SHORTY DREAMS

  • This drifter and grifter — "a rail-thin man in a multicolored pastel ensemble and a straw boater" is how Mr. Kelly describes him at one point — had been a gold-weigher in Nome, a smuggler of Chinese immigrants on the Seattle waterfront and a "manufacturer of fire extinguishers" before latching on to his meal ticket, Jack Dempsey.

    Hicks KO'd In Sticks

  • This drifter and grifter — "a rail-thin man in a multicolored pastel ensemble and a straw boater" is how Mr. Kelly describes him at one point — had been a gold-weigher in Nome, a smuggler of Chinese immigrants on the Seattle waterfront and a "manufacturer of fire extinguishers" before latching on to his meal ticket, Jack Dempsey.

    Hicks KO'd In Sticks

  • "Had he combined his hedonism with a pinch more wisdom, had he poured slightly less into his gullet and slightly more into his soul, he might have made it, " says the weigher of hearts.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • This drifter and grifter — "a rail-thin man in a multicolored pastel ensemble and a straw boater" is how Mr. Kelly describes him at one point — had been a gold-weigher in Nome, a smuggler of Chinese immigrants on the Seattle waterfront and a "manufacturer of fire extinguishers" before latching on to his meal ticket, Jack Dempsey.

    Hicks KO'd In Sticks

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