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noun (1)

list·​er ˈli-stər How to pronounce lister (audio)
: one that lists or catalogs


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noun (2)

: a double-moldboard plow often equipped with a subsoiling attachment and used mainly where rainfall is limited

Word History


Noun (2)

list entry 6

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1682, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lister was in 1682

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Cite this Entry

“Lister.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Lis·​ter ˈli-stər How to pronounce Lister (audio)
Joseph 1827–1912 1st Baron Lister of Lyme Regis English surgeon
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