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skinner

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noun skin·ner \ˈski-nər\

Definition of skinner

  1. 1a :  one that deals in skins, pelts, or hidesb :  one that removes, cures, or dresses skins

  2. 2 :  sharper

  3. 3 :  a driver of draft animals :  teamster



Examples of skinner

  1. <he's proven himself to be a skinner of guys who are a lot smarter than you, so be wary of any deals you make with him>



14th Century

First Known Use of skinner

14th century


Skinner

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biographical name Skin·ner \ˈski-nər\

Definition of Skinner

  1. B(urrhus) F(rederic) 1904–1990 Am. psychol.

Skin·ner·ian play \ski-ˈnir-ē-ən, -ˈner-\ adjective



Skinner

biographical name skin·ner

Definition of Skinner

  1. Cornelia Otis 1901–1979 dau. of Otis Am. actress & writer




Skinner

biographical name skin·ner

Definition of Skinner

  1. Otis 1858–1942 Am. actor




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