farrier


farrier
farrier 1560s, from M.Fr. ferrier "blacksmith," from L. ferrarius "of iron," also "blacksmith," from ferrum "iron" (in M.L., also "horseshoe"); see FERRO- (Cf. ferro-). An earlier form of it in English was ferrer, ferrour "ironsmith" (late 12c., as a surname).

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  • Farrier — Far ri*er, v. i. To practice as a farrier; to carry on the trade of a farrier. [Obs.] Mortimer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Farrier — Far ri*er, n. [OE. farrour, ferrer, OF. ferreor, ferrier, LL. Ferrator, ferrarius equorum, from ferrare to shoe a horse, ferrum a horseshoe, fr. L. ferrum iron. Cf. {Ferreous}.] 1. A shoer of horses; a veterinary surgeon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • farrier — ► NOUN ▪ a smith who shoes horses. DERIVATIVES farriery noun. ORIGIN Old French ferrier, from Latin ferrum iron, horseshoe …   English terms dictionary

  • farrier — [far′ē ər] n. [ME ferrour < OFr ferreor < ML ferrator < VL * ferrare, to shoe horses < L ferrum, iron] Chiefly Brit. a person who shoes horses; blacksmith; also, sometimes, one who treats the diseases of horses …   English World dictionary

  • Farrier — A farrier is a specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of a horse s hoof and the placing of shoes to the horse s foot. A farrier couples a subset of the blacksmith s skills (fabricating, adapting, and adjusting metal… …   Wikipedia

  • farrier — [16] Etymologically, a farrier is a ‘worker in iron’. The word comes via Old French ferrier 211 fate from Latin ferrārius, a derivative of ferum. This meant literally ‘iron’ (it is the source of English ferrous [19], and may well have been… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • farrier — UK [ˈfærɪə(r)] / US [ˈferɪər] noun [countable] Word forms farrier : singular farrier plural farriers someone whose job is to make horseshoes for horses and fit them on their hooves …   English dictionary

  • farrier — [16] Etymologically, a farrier is a ‘worker in iron’. The word comes via Old French ferrier from Latin ferrārius, a derivative of ferum. This meant literally ‘iron’ (it is the source of English ferrous [19], and may well have been borrowed from a …   Word origins

  • farrier — [[t]fæ̱riə(r)[/t]] farriers N COUNT A farrier is a person who fits horseshoes onto horses …   English dictionary

  • farrier — noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English ferrour, from Anglo French ferrour blacksmith, from ferrer to shoe (horses), from Vulgar Latin *ferrare, from Latin ferrum iron Date: 15th century a person who shoes horses …   New Collegiate Dictionary