a person or thing that hems.
a sewing-machine attachment for hemming edges.

Origin of hemmer

1425–75; late Middle English. See hem1, -er1
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  • 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



an attachment on a sewing machine for hemming
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