- an officer appointed to examine and test weights and measures, and to set a stamp upon such as are true to the standard.
- a substance applied to a porous surface as a basecoat for paint, varnish, etc.
Origin of sealer1
- a person or ship engaged in hunting seals.
Origin of sealer2
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Examples from the Web for sealer
Has been on a cod-fisher up to the Banks; also on a sealer off Labrador.
Why, on a sealer, they do all their trying-out the oil with a fire of seal-refuse.
If you hadn't set fire to that sealer the other day, I might not have found you.The Wreck of the Titan
The fisherman and sealer have only the elements to fight; though this too often means a fight for life.All Afloat
Appointed by the Gen. Court, sealer of weights and measures.Log-book of Timothy Boardman
Samuel W Boardman
- a person or thing that seals
- (formerly in Britain and currently in the US) an official who examines the accuracy of weights and measures
- a coating of paint, varnish, etc, applied to a surface to prevent the absorption of subsequent coats
- a person or ship occupied in hunting seals
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