piner

noun (1)
pin·​er | \ ˈpīnə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of piner

 (Entry 1 of 3)

archaic

piner

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of piner (Entry 2 of 3)

: one that pines specifically : an animal that suffers from pine

piner

noun (3)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of piner (Entry 3 of 3)

Australia
: a pine-forest lumberman

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History and Etymology for piner

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

pine entry 2 + -er

Noun (3)

pine entry 3 + -er

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“Piner.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/piner. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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