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sealer1

[see-ler]
noun
  1. an officer appointed to examine and test weights and measures, and to set a stamp upon such as are true to the standard.
  2. a substance applied to a porous surface as a basecoat for paint, varnish, etc.
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Origin of sealer1

First recorded in 1350–1400, sealer is from the Middle English word seler. See seal1, -er1

sealer2

[see-ler]
noun
  1. a person or ship engaged in hunting seals.
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Origin of sealer2

First recorded in 1760–70; seal2 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for sealer

Historical Examples

  • Has been on a cod-fisher up to the Banks; also on a sealer off Labrador.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • Why, on a sealer, they do all their trying-out the oil with a fire of seal-refuse.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • If you hadn't set fire to that sealer the other day, I might not have found you.

    The Wreck of the Titan

    Morgan Robertson

  • The fisherman and sealer have only the elements to fight; though this too often means a fight for life.

    All Afloat

    William Wood

  • Appointed by the Gen. Court, sealer of weights and measures.


British Dictionary definitions for sealer

sealer1

noun
  1. a person or thing that seals
  2. (formerly in Britain and currently in the US) an official who examines the accuracy of weights and measures
  3. a coating of paint, varnish, etc, applied to a surface to prevent the absorption of subsequent coats
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sealer2

noun
  1. a person or ship occupied in hunting seals
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