scalder

1 of 3

noun (1)

scald·​er
ˈskȯldə(r)
plural -s
: one that scalds: such as
a
: a cannery worker who sterilizes raw fruit by scalding it with lye and water
b
: a machine used for scalding

scalder

2 of 3

transitive verb

scald·​er
ˈskȧdə(r)
-ed/-ing/-s
dialectal, England
: scald

scalder

3 of 3

noun (2)

scald·​er
ˈskȯldə(r)
plural -s
archaic
: skald

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

scald entry 1 + -er

Transitive verb

probably frequentative of scald entry 1

Noun (2)

New Latin, from Old Norse skāld skald

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“Scalder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scalder. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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