Origin of stiffener
Related Words for stiffenerbacking, cornerstone, footing, buttress, groundwork, rod, back, rest, pole, bed, rampart, rib, timber, foothold, stanchion, lining, bedding, stake, stave, prop
Examples from the Web for stiffener
Historical Examples of stiffener
"Weel, that is a stiffener," he said, drawing a long breath.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
I say, Lane, fetch me a nobbler of brandy; a stiffener, mind.
Another draught, Anthony; a stiffener to thy courage, mayhap.
The fact is, my head is so heavy, that it rolls about on my shoulders; and I must have a stiffener down my throat to prop it up.Olla Podrida
Lane fetched the stiffener in a soda-water bottle, and it cleared the legal atmosphere.