alnager

noun

al·​nag·​er
ˈal-nə-jər,
ˈȯl-
plural -s
: a onetime officer in England whose duty it was to inspect and attest the measure and quality of woolen cloth

Word History

Etymology

alnage + -er

First Known Use

1519, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alnager was in 1519

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“Alnager.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alnager. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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