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stemmer1

[stem-er]
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noun
  1. a person who removes stems.
  2. a device for removing stems, as from tobacco, grapes, etc.

Origin of stemmer1

First recorded in 1890–95; stem1 + -er1

stemmer2

[stem-er]
noun
  1. an implement for stemming or tamping.

Origin of stemmer2

First recorded in 1855–60; stem2 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for stemmer

Historical Examples

  • His body was found some hours afterwards, hanging in a woods near Stemmer's Run.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920

    Various

  • In the berry season the stemmer shown in the sketch is a very handy article for the kitchen.

  • The cigar maker, the lump manufacturer and the stemmer all find in this State the article just suited to their various purposes.

  • Raisins of the third class are sent to the stemmer and a large proportion of them then go to the seeder.

    History of California

    Helen Elliott Bandini