tannery

[ tan-uh-ree ]
/ ˈtæn ə ri /
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noun, plural tan·ner·ies.

a place where tanning is carried on.

Nearby words

  1. tannenberg,
  2. tanner,
  3. tanner growth chart,
  4. tanner stage,
  5. tanner, henry ossawa,
  6. tannhäuser,
  7. tannic,
  8. tannic acid,
  9. tannie,
  10. tanniferous

Origin of tannery

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at tan1, -ery

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British Dictionary definitions for tannery

tannery

/ (ˈtænərɪ) /

noun plural -neries

a place or building where skins and hides are tanned
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Word Origin and History for tannery

tannery

n.

c.1400, "process of tanning;" see tan (v.) + -ery. Meaning "place where tanning is done" is from 1736.

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