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piner

noun pin·er \ ˈpīnə(r) \

Definition of piner

plural -s
archaic

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Origin and Etymology of piner

Middle English pynour, from Middle Dutch piner, from pinen to punish, suffer pain, work hard, from pine punishment, torment, from Latin poena


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piner

noun \ " \

Definition of piner

plural -s
: one that pines; specifically : an animal that suffers from pine

Origin and Etymology of piner

2pine + -er


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piner

noun \ " \

Definition of piner

plural -s
Australia
: a pine-forest lumberman

Origin and Etymology of piner

3pine + -er


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