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  1. a person who works with cane, especially one who produces canework for chairs.
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Origin of caner

First recorded in 1865–70; cane + -er1
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Examples from the Web for caner

Historical Examples

  • It has been said, also, that Dr. Caner died in London in 1792.

    The Loyalists of Massachusetts

    James H. Stark

  • Dr. Caner died in England at the close of the year 1792 in his ninety-third year.

  • When Dr. Caner pronounced his final amen, light was instantly turned into darkness—a slight noise ensued—“the service is over!”

    Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)

    A Sexton of the Old School

  • The erection of this building in 1749 is largely due to the efforts of Dr. Caner, who was then rector.

  • Dr. Caner's house stood close to King's chapel on the north side of the old burying-ground, and was a rough wooden structure.