palm·​er | \ ˈpä-mər How to pronounce palmer (audio) , ˈpäl-, ˈpȯ-, ˈpȯl- \

Definition of palmer

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a person wearing two crossed palm leaves as a sign of a pilgrimage made to the Holy Land


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Palm·​er | \ ˈpä-mər How to pronounce Palmer (audio) , ˈpäl-mər \

Definition of Palmer (Entry 2 of 3)

Arnold (Daniel) 1929–2016 American golfer


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Definition of Palmer (Entry 3 of 3)

Daniel David 1845–1913 American founder of chiropractic

Examples of palmer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Roundup-resistant weeds like palmer amaranth and waterhemp afflict tens of millions of U.S. farm acres, choking out crops and adding costs for farmers. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Corteva Ups Ante in Challenging Bayer on Biotech Seeds," 30 Jan. 2020 Picard was a Trek paragon: soldier, diplomat, philosopher, intermediary from our lifestream into a megalotheistic abstract-o-realm, expert palmer of face. Darren Franich,, "Can Star Trek: Picard recover from its bafflingly bad premiere?," 23 Jan. 2020 China’s approval of Enlist will help provide a new weapon against hard-to-kill weeds like waterhemp and palmer amaranth. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "China’s GMO Ruling Hands U.S. Farmers New Tool in Battle Against Weeds," 8 Jan. 2019 PALMER — A proposal for a public vote on a 2 percent sales tax to pay for schools didn't make it out of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly chambers Tuesday night. Zaz Hollander, Alaska Dispatch News, "Mat-Su Assembly indefinitely postpones public vote on sales tax amid opposition," 2 Aug. 2017 Palmer is slated to begin his afternoon round at 1:40 p.m. Martin Flores, a touring pro who played at Mansfield High School, opened with a 68 and will begin his afternoon round at 3-under. Jimmy Burch,, "Surprise leaders surface at U.S. Open qualifier in Dallas," 5 June 2017 Palmer considered making the move, but was thwarted by his mother, who was not present during the visit, according to a source. James Smith,, "LSU target Ja'Marr Chase still undecided, Lavonte Valentine in play and more," 27 June 2017

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13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Palmer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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