fuller

1
[ fool-er ]
/ ˈfʊl ər /

noun

a person who fulls cloth.

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Origin of fuller

1
before 1000; Middle English; Old English fullere<Latin fullō fuller; see -er1

Definition for fuller (2 of 3)

fuller2
[ fool-er ]
/ ˈfʊl ər /

noun

a half-round hammer used for grooving and spreading iron.
a tool or part of a die for reducing the sectional area of a piece of work.
a groove running along the flat of a sword blade.

verb (used with object)

to reduce the sectional area of (a piece of metal) with a fuller or fullers.

Origin of fuller

2
1810–20; originally noun, apparently full1 in sense to make full, close, compact + -er1

Definition for fuller (3 of 3)

Fuller
[ fool-er ]
/ ˈfʊl ər /

noun

George, 1822–84, U.S. painter.
Henry B(lake), "Stanton Page", 1857–1929, U.S. novelist, poet, and critic.
Melville Wes·ton [wes-tuhn], /ˈwɛs tən/, 1833–1910, chief justice of the U.S. 1888–1910.
R(ichard) Buckminster, 1895–1983, U.S. engineer, designer, and architect.
(Sarah) Margaret Marchioness Ossoli, 1810–50, U.S. author and literary critic.
Thomas, 1608–61, English clergyman and historian.
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British Dictionary definitions for fuller (1 of 3)

fuller1
/ (ˈfʊlə) /

noun

a person who fulls cloth for his living

Word Origin for fuller

Old English fullere, from Latin fullō

British Dictionary definitions for fuller (2 of 3)

fuller2
/ (ˈfʊlə) /

noun

Also called: fullering tool a tool for forging a groove
a tool for caulking a riveted joint

verb

(tr) to forge (a groove) or caulk (a riveted joint) with a fuller

Word Origin for fuller

C19: perhaps from the name Fuller

British Dictionary definitions for fuller (3 of 3)

Fuller
/ (ˈfʊlə) /

noun

(Richard) Buckminster . 1895–1983, US architect and engineer: developed the geodesic dome
Roy (Broadbent). 1912–91, British poet and writer, whose collections include The Middle of a War (1942) and A Lost Season (1944), both of which are concerned with World War II, Epitaphs and Occasions (1949), and Available for Dreams (1989)
Thomas . 1608–61, English clergyman and antiquarian; author of The Worthies of England (1662)
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