reckoner

noun reck·on·er \-k(ə)nə(r)\

Definition of reckoner

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  one that reckons

  2. 2 :  an aid to reckoning; especially :  a book of tables —called also ready reckoner

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Origin and Etymology of reckoner

Middle English rikenere, from rikenen to reckon + -ere -er


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