any device for measuring or sorting objects according to size. a worker who judges or sorts objects according to size.
Origin of sizer1
First recorded in 1670–80; size1
(at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college.
Origin of sizar
Related formssiz·ar·ship, nounsub·siz·ar, nounsub·siz·ar·ship, noun
First recorded in 1580–90; size1
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Derived Formssizarship, noun
British (at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college
Word Origin for sizar
C16: from earlier sizer, from size 1 (meaning ``an allowance of food, etc'')
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Word Origin and History for sizer
"device for measuring sizes," 1670s, agent noun from size (v.).
also sizer, at certain British universities, a student of limited means who received school meals for free, 1580s, from size (n.) in a specialized sense "ration, allowance for provisions."
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A cylinder of variable diameter, with rounded ends, used to measure the internal diameter of the bowel in preparation for stapling.
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