[ far-ee-er ]
/ ˈfær i ər /

noun Chiefly British.

a blacksmith.


Origin of farrier

1375–1425; variant of ferrier < Middle French, Old French < Latin ferrārius “smith” (equivalent to ferr(um) “iron” + -ārius -ary); replacing late Middle English fer(r)our < Anglo-French, Old French ferreor < Latin ferrātor (unattested)
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/ (ˈfærɪə) /

noun mainly British

a person who shoes horses
archaic another name for veterinary surgeon
military a noncommissioned officer who looks after horses

Word Origin for farrier

C16: from Old French ferrier, from Latin ferrārius smith, from ferrum iron
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