[ hem-er ]
/ ˈhɛm ər /
a person or thing that hems.
a sewing-machine attachment for hemming edges.
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Examples from the Web for hemmer
“I thought the way we handled it was absolutely spot on,” Hemmer tells me in a video interview.Bill Hemmer: Fox's Handling of Rove Dispute Was 'Spot On'|Howard Kurtz|November 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In 1890 several engines of this class were being adopted, amongst which may be mentioned Hemmer's, Reed's and Taylor's.The Manufacture of Paper|Robert Walter Sindall
British Dictionary definitions for hemmer
/ (ˈhɛmə) /
an attachment on a sewing machine for hemming
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