flesh·​er | \ -shə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of flesher

1 Scottish : a meat seller : butcher
2a : a primitive implement (as of bone or stone often with serrated edges) for fleshing hides
b : a curved knife or other device used for fleshing skins or hides
3 : a worker who fleshes hides or pelts with a fleshing knife or a fleshing machine
4 : the inner layer of a split sheepskin generally tanned for chamois

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History and Etymology for flesher

Middle English, from flesh + -er

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“Flesher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flesher. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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