Town-crier
Town-crier Town"-cri`er, n. A town officer who makes proclamations to the people; the public crier of a town. [1913 Webster]

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  • Town crier — Crier redirects here. For other uses, see Crier (disambiguation). For the newspaper published in Toronto, see Town Crier (newspaper). Town crier of Provincetown, Massachusetts in 1909 A town crier, or bellman, is an officer of the court who makes …   Wikipedia

  • town crier — town criers N COUNT In former times, a town crier was a man whose job was to walk through the streets of a town shouting out news and official announcements …   English dictionary

  • town crier — n someone employed in the past to walk around the streets of a town, shouting news, warnings etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • town crier — noun count someone whose job in the past was to walk around a town shouting news and important announcements …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • town crier — n. a person who formerly cried public announcements through the streets of a village or town …   English World dictionary

  • town-crier — to dike: see town 9, 10 …   Useful english dictionary

  • town crier — ► NOUN historical ▪ a person employed to make public announcements in the streets …   English terms dictionary

  • town crier — noun (formerly) an official who made public announcements • Syn: ↑crier • Derivationally related forms: ↑cry (for: ↑crier) • Hypernyms: ↑announcer …   Useful english dictionary

  • town crier — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms town crier : singular town crier plural town criers someone whose job in the past was to walk around a town shouting news and important announcements …   English dictionary

  • town crier — town′ cri′er n. a person formerly employed by a town to make public announcements or proclamations, usu. by shouting in the streets • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

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