lister

noun (1)
list·​er | \ ˈli-stər How to pronounce lister (audio) \

Definition of lister

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: one that lists or catalogs

lister

noun (2)

Definition of lister (Entry 2 of 3)

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

Lister

biographical name
Lis·​ter | \ ˈli-stər How to pronounce Lister (audio) \

Definition of Lister (Entry 3 of 3)

Joseph 1827–1912 1st Baron Lister of Lyme Regis English surgeon

First Known Use of lister

Noun (1)

1682, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lister

Noun (2)

list entry 6

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“Lister.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lister. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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