from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that flays, dresses, or sells animal skins.
  • n. Western U.S. A mule driver.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone who skins animals.
  • n. One who deals in skins, pelts, or hides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who skins.
  • n. One who deals in skins, pelts, or hides.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who deals in skins of any sort, as hides, furs, or parchments; a furrier.
  • n. One who removes the skin, as from animals; a flayer.
  • n. One who strips or robs; a plunderer; specifically [capitalized], in United States history, one of a body of marauders during the revolutionary war, professedly belonging to the American side, who infested the region between the British and American lines in New York, and committed depredations, especially upon the loyalists.
  • n. A bird fat enough to burst the skin on falling to the ground when shot.

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

  • n. a person who prepares or deals in animal skins
  • n. United States actor (1858-1942)
  • n. United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)
  • n. a worker who drives mules
  • n. United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)


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  • 1398 TREVISA Barth. De P.R. XVIII. lxxv. (Bodl. MS.), The cat is ofte for his faire skynne itake of the skynner and islayne & ihuylded.

    May 12, 2008