palm·​er ˈpä-mər How to pronounce palmer (audio)
: a person wearing two crossed palm leaves as a sign of a pilgrimage made to the Holy Land

Examples of palmer in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of palmer was in the 13th century

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“Palmer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


palm·​er ˈpäm-ər How to pronounce palmer (audio)
: a person wearing two crossed palm leaves as a sign of having gone on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Biographical Definition

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biographical name (1)

Palm·​er ˈpä-mər How to pronounce Palmer (audio)
Arnold (Daniel) 1929–2016 American golfer


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biographical name (2)

Daniel David 1845–1913 American founder of chiropractic

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