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flesher

[flesh-er]
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noun
  1. a person who fleshes hides.
  2. a tool for fleshing hides.
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Origin of flesher

First recorded in 1325–75, flesher is from the Middle English word fleshour. See flesh, -er1
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Examples from the Web for flesher

Historical Examples

  • His hand found the fifteen that Colonel Flesher had paid for the calf.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • A message was sent to Colonel Flesher that he would not be in for work for the sale.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • Colonel Flesher looked questioningly at Jim, who had to shake his head sadly.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • Jim gained a new respect for Colonel Flesher at the auctions.

    Ticktock and Jim

    Keith Robertson

  • Skiver is the outside of a sheepskin which has been split, the inner side being known as the flesher.

    Library Bookbinding

    Arthur Low Bailey


British Dictionary definitions for flesher

flesher

noun
  1. a person or machine that fleshes hides or skins
  2. Scot a person who sells meat; butcher
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