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  1. a person who lays tiles.
  2. Also tyler. the doorkeeper of a Masonic lodge.
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Origin of tiler

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at tile, -er1
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Historical Examples of tiler

  • A tiler, however, was indispensable; and here arose a difficulty.

    Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II


  • Guido Bonatti: Was a Florentine, a tiler by trade, and was living in 1282.

  • Watteau's father was a tiler in a Flemish town--Valenciennes.

  • Time passes; and at last the tiler arrives to mend the mischief.

    The Open Air

    Richard Jefferies

  • The Tiler is not necessarily a member of the lodge which he tiles.