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  1. a person who fits windows or the like with glass or panes of glass.

Origin of glazier

First recorded in 1350–1400, glazier is from the Middle English word glasier. See glaze, -ier1
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  • The glazier is not necessarily a tiresome man because he "gives you a pane."

    The New Pun Book</p>

    Thomas A. Brown and Thomas Joseph Carey

  • "I expend a good deal of panes at my work," as the glazier said to the window-sash.

  • So the "patient toil and vigil long" of poor Glazier went for nothing.

    Sword and Pen</p>

    John Algernon Owens

  • Glazier immediately turned and inquired, "Do you know who I am?"

    Sword and Pen</p>

    John Algernon Owens

  • Glazier and his comrade left the spot inspired with renewed courage.

    Sword and Pen</p>

    John Algernon Owens

British Dictionary definitions for glazier


  1. a person who glazes windows, etc
Derived Formsglaziery, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for glazier


late 14c. (late 13c. as a surname; alternative glazer recorded from c.1400), from glass + -er (1), influenced by French words in -ier.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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