verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of assay
Examples from the Web for assayer
Properly, however, this work should be done by the assayer, if only for the following reason.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
I kept the stones and after some time took them to an American assayer.For the Allinson Honor|Harold Bindloss
Wouldn't it be wiser to tell the assayer and get him to help?
And take these specimens of ore to the assayer, put in Ruth.Ruth Fielding In the Saddle|Alice B. Emerson
The children lifted questioning eyes to Tabitha's crimson face, and even the assayer looked down at her curiously.
British Dictionary definitions for assayer
noun (əˈseɪ, ˈæseɪ)
- an analysis, esp a determination of the amount of metal in an ore or the amounts of impurities in a precious metal
- (as modifier)an assay office