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reckoner

[rek-uh-ner] /ˈrɛk ə nər/
noun
1.
a person who reckons.
2.
Also called ready reckoner. a collection of mathematical and other tables for ready calculation.
Origin of reckoner
1175-1225
Middle English word dating back to 1175-1225; See origin at reckon, -er1
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Examples from the Web for reckoner
Historical Examples
  • I'm no reckoner of time, that keeps its own score like an innkeeper, without my help.

    Montezuma's Daughter H. Rider Haggard
  • Grandmother was talkative, and she said: 'Go, Nastenka, into my bedroom and bring me my reckoner.'

    White Nights and Other Stories Fyodor Dostoevsky
British Dictionary definitions for reckoner

reckoner

/ˈrɛkənə/
noun
1.
any of various devices or tables used to facilitate reckoning, esp a ready reckoner
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Word Origin and History for reckoner
n.

early 13c., agent noun from reckon. Especially "book of tables used in calculation," often known as a ready reckoner.

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