- a maker of stringed instruments, as violins.
Origin of luthier
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Examples from the Web for luthier
After much giving and taking they became the property of the luthier.
The countenance of the luthier brightened when he beheld this unexpected specimen of the Italian's wares.
However, he set aside these thoughts, and introduced himself to the luthier as having some Cremona Violins for sale.
Word Origin and History for luthier
"lute-maker," 1879, from French luthier, from luth (see lute).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper