Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who searches.
  • n. An officer in London appointed to examine the bodies of the dead, and report the cause of death.
  • n. A customs officer responsible for searching ships, merchandise, luggage, etc.
  • n. An inspector of leather.
  • n. An instrument for examining the bore of a cannon, to detect cavities.
  • n. An implement for sampling butter.
  • n. An instrument for feeling after calculi in the bladder, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Formerly, an officer in London appointed to examine the bodies of the dead, and report the cause of death.
  • n. An officer of the customs whose business it is to search ships, merchandise, luggage, etc.
  • n. An inspector of leather.
  • n. An instrument for examining the bore of a cannon, to detect cavities.
  • n. An implement for sampling butter; a butter trier.
  • n. An instrument for feeling after calculi in the bladder, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who searches, in any sense of that word.
  • n. In particular
  • n. A customs officer whose business it is to search ships, baggage, goods, etc., for prohibited or undeclared dutiable articles, etc.
  • n. A prison official who searches or examines the clothing of newly arrested persons, and takes temporary possession of the articles found about them.
  • n. A civil officer formerly appointed in some Scottish towns to apprehend idlers on the street during church hours on the Sabbath.
  • n. A person employed to search the public records of conveyances, mortgages, judgments, etc., to ascertain whether a title be good, or to find instruments affecting a title.
  • n. A person formerly appointed in London to examine the bodies of the dead, and report the cause of death.
  • n. An inspector of leather.
  • n. Something used in searching, examining, testing, etc.
  • n. A sieve or strainer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone making a search or inquiry
  • n. large metallic blue-green beetle that preys on caterpillars; found in North America
  • n. a customs official whose job is to search baggage or goods or vehicles for contraband or dutiable items

Etymologies

to search + -er (Wiktionary)

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