- a blacksmith.
Origin of farrier
Examples from the Web for farrier
Historical Examples of farrier
Petuléngro, farrier, the esoteric Romany name of the Smith family.Lavengro
The farrier escorted them to the steps of the corner-house, and then left them.Deerbrook
The farrier and Jerry did the best they could to ease his pain and make him comfortable.
The farrier said he might mend up enough to sell for a few pounds, but Jerry said, no!
On the other side of that wall was the yard of Murphy the farrier.The Beth Book
- a person who shoes horses
- archaic another name for veterinary surgeon
- military a noncommissioned officer who looks after horses
Word Origin for farrier
1560s, from Middle French ferrier "blacksmith," from Latin ferrarius "of iron," also "blacksmith," from ferrum "iron" (in Medieval Latin, also "horseshoe"); see ferro-. An earlier form of it in English was ferrer, ferrour "ironsmith" (late 12c., as a surname).