limer

1 of 2

noun (1)

lim·​er
ˈlīmə(r)
plural -s
archaic
: a leash hound
especially : bloodhound

limer

2 of 2

noun (2)

"
plural -s
1
: one that snares birds with birdlime
2
: one that uses or applies lime
especially : a tannery worker who soaks hides and skins in lime solution to loosen the hair

called also limeman

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Middle French limier, from Old French liemier, from lien leash, band, tie + -ier -er

Noun (2)

lime entry 2 + -er

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“Limer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limer. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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