Trencher-men
Trencher-man Trench"er-man, n.; pl. {Trencher-men}. [1913 Webster] 1. A feeder; a great eater; a gormandizer. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A cook. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The skillfulest trencher-men of Media. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

3. A table companion; a trencher mate. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]


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  • Trencher-man — Trench er man, n.; pl. {Trencher men}. [1913 Webster] 1. A feeder; a great eater; a gormandizer. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A cook. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The skillfulest trencher men of Media. Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 3. A table companion; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trencher — Trench er, n. [OE. trencheoir, F. tranchoir, fr. trancher to cut, carve. See {Trench}, v. t.] 1. One who trenches; esp., one who cuts or digs ditches. [1913 Webster] 2. A large wooden plate or platter, as for table use. [1913 Webster] 3. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Trencher friend — Trencher Trench er, n. [OE. trencheoir, F. tranchoir, fr. trancher to cut, carve. See {Trench}, v. t.] 1. One who trenches; esp., one who cuts or digs ditches. [1913 Webster] 2. A large wooden plate or platter, as for table use. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trencher mate — Trencher Trench er, n. [OE. trencheoir, F. tranchoir, fr. trancher to cut, carve. See {Trench}, v. t.] 1. One who trenches; esp., one who cuts or digs ditches. [1913 Webster] 2. A large wooden plate or platter, as for table use. [1913 Webster] 3 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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