can·​er ˈkā-nər How to pronounce caner (audio)
: one who canes chairs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There also will be demonstrations by wood carvers and a chair caner. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2021 There will also be demonstrations by woodcarvers and a chair caner. John Benson, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2021 Boone had reportedly been battling caner, according to ESPN. Ashley Boucher,, 18 Dec. 2019 The Eagles and Mustangs played for children dealing with pediatric caner. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, 16 Sep. 2019 The fans filled the stands with gold towels and gold shirts to support pediatric caner in Gold, Fight, Win. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, 16 Sep. 2019 When Carol Scott died, in 2013, of pancreatic caner, Ms. Long was just as sympathetic. Tammy La Gorce, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2018 There will be demonstrations by a blacksmith, weaver, spinner, knitter, chair caner and wood/stone carver. Rebecca Seymour, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caner was in 1822

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Cite this Entry

“Caner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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