Tire-woman
Tire-woman Tire"-wom`an, n.; pl. {Tire-women}. [See {Tire} attire, {Attire}.] 1. A lady's maid. [1913 Webster]

Fashionableness of the tire-woman's making. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. A dresser in a theater. --Simmonds. [1913 Webster]


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