Definition for skinner (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for skinner
Unsurprisingly, Skinner was convicted despite the weapon not being found and conflicting testimony identifying him as the shooter.
He was soon apprehended and taken into custody—despite initially giving his name as Skinner.
“I think it is a legitimate question,” Skinner tells The Daily Beast.
Like Baker and Skinner, Daley served in the Cabinet (as Commerce secretary under Bill Clinton).
But nonetheless, FIFA has recently cut its funding for anti-trafficking programs, Skinner said.
As the girl hurried out of the battery, flushed and agitated, she again encountered Captain Skinner.The Master of Warlock|George Cary Eggleston
"Why, there isn't anything stronger than a cargo of green hides, Skinner," Cappy declared thoughtfully.Cappy Ricks|Peter B. Kyne
At the last Restauration, he helped several of our neighbours, who had claims on Mr. Skinner, the justice.'The Village Notary|Jzsef Etvs
Daddy Skinner was seated blinkingly on his stool; Professor Young, hat in hand, waited for the girl to take the extended paper.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
Lieutenant-Colonel Skinner and seven enlisted men were wounded—none of them fatally.The County Regiment|Dudley Landon Vaill
British Dictionary definitions for skinner (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for skinner (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for skinner
late 14c., "a dealer in skins," from skin (n.); as "one who skins," 1690s, agent noun from skin (v.). The surname is attested from mid-13c. Also in U.S. use "one who strips, robs, or plunders;" the name given to a band of marauders who committed depredations on Loyalists in New York during the Revolution. Cf. Old Norse skinnari "a dealer in skins; a skinner, tanner."