Farrier

  • 1Farrier — Far ri*er, v. i. To practice as a farrier; to carry on the trade of a farrier. [Obs.] Mortimer. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2Farrier — Far ri*er, n. [OE. farrour, ferrer, OF. ferreor, ferrier, LL. Ferrator, ferrarius equorum, from ferrare to shoe a horse, ferrum a horseshoe, fr. L. ferrum iron. Cf. {Ferreous}.] 1. A shoer of horses; a veterinary surgeon. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3farrier — 1560s, from M.Fr. ferrier blacksmith, from L. ferrarius of iron, also blacksmith, from ferrum iron (in M.L., also horseshoe ); see FERRO (Cf. ferro ). An earlier form of it in English was ferrer, ferrour ironsmith (late 12c., as a surname) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4farrier — ► NOUN ▪ a smith who shoes horses. DERIVATIVES farriery noun. ORIGIN Old French ferrier, from Latin ferrum iron, horseshoe …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5farrier — [far′ē ər] n. [ME ferrour < OFr ferreor < ML ferrator < VL * ferrare, to shoe horses < L ferrum, iron] Chiefly Brit. a person who shoes horses; blacksmith; also, sometimes, one who treats the diseases of horses …

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  • 6Farrier — A farrier is a specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of a horse s hoof and the placing of shoes to the horse s foot. A farrier couples a subset of the blacksmith s skills (fabricating, adapting, and adjusting metal… …

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  • 7farrier — [16] Etymologically, a farrier is a ‘worker in iron’. The word comes via Old French ferrier 211 fate from Latin ferrārius, a derivative of ferum. This meant literally ‘iron’ (it is the source of English ferrous [19], and may well have been… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 8farrier — UK [ˈfærɪə(r)] / US [ˈferɪər] noun [countable] Word forms farrier : singular farrier plural farriers someone whose job is to make horseshoes for horses and fit them on their hooves …

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  • 9farrier — [16] Etymologically, a farrier is a ‘worker in iron’. The word comes via Old French ferrier from Latin ferrārius, a derivative of ferum. This meant literally ‘iron’ (it is the source of English ferrous [19], and may well have been borrowed from a …

    Word origins

  • 10farrier — [[t]fæ̱riə(r)[/t]] farriers N COUNT A farrier is a person who fits horseshoes onto horses …

    English dictionary

  • 11farrier — noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English ferrour, from Anglo French ferrour blacksmith, from ferrer to shoe (horses), from Vulgar Latin *ferrare, from Latin ferrum iron Date: 15th century a person who shoes horses …

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  • 12farrier — /far ee euhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. a blacksmith. [1375 1425; var. of ferrier < MF, OF < L ferrarius smith (see FERRUM, ARY); r. late ME fer(r)our < AF, OF ferreor < L *ferrator] * * * …

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  • 13farrier — noun A person who maintains the health and balance of the horses feet through the trimming of the hoof and placement of horseshoes …

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  • 14Farrier — This interesting name is of Old French origin, introduced into England after the Norman Conquest of 1066, and has two possible interpretations. Firstly, it may derive from a nickname for a person with iron grey hair, or one who habitually dressed …

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  • 15farrier — This is a blacksmith who does horse shoeing …

    Equestrian sports dictionary

  • 16farrier — far|ri|er [ˈfæriə US ər] n [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: ferreor, from ferrer to fit with iron ] someone who makes shoes for horses feet →↑blacksmith …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17farrier — far|ri|er [ feriər ] noun count someone whose job is to make HORSESHOES for horses and fit them on their HOOVES …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18farrier — A person who trims, cuts, and fixes the hooves of horses and cattle; a blacksmith …

    Combined glossary of agriculture

  • 19farrier — far·ri·er || færɪə(r) n. person who shoes horses, blacksmith; veterinary surgeon (British) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20farrier — [ farɪə] noun a smith who shoes horses. Derivatives farriery noun Origin C16: from OFr. ferrier, from L. ferrarius, from ferrum iron, horseshoe …

    English new terms dictionary