skinner

noun
skin·​ner | \ ˈski-nər How to pronounce skinner (audio) \

Definition of skinner

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1a : one that deals in skins, pelts, or hides
b : one that removes, cures, or dresses skins
3 : a driver of draft animals : teamster

Skinner

biographical name (1)
Skin·​ner | \ ˈski-nər How to pronounce Skinner (audio) \

Definition of Skinner (Entry 2 of 4)

B(urrhus) F(rederic) 1904–1990 American psychologist

Skinner

biographical name (2)

Definition of Skinner (Entry 3 of 4)

Cornelia Otis 1901–1979 daughter of Otis Skinner American actress and writer

Skinner

biographical name (3)

Definition of Skinner (Entry 4 of 4)

Otis 1858–1942 American actor

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Other Words from skinner

Biographical name (1)

Skinnerian \ ski-​ˈnir-​ē-​ən How to pronounce Skinnerian (audio) , -​ˈner-​ How to pronounce Skinnerian (audio) \ adjective

Examples of skinner in a Sentence

Noun he's proven himself to be a skinner of guys who are a lot smarter than you, so be wary of any deals you make with him
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Both takedown rifles are fitted with skinner sights and come in a padded case. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "10 Takedown Camp Guns for Hunting and Survival," 25 Mar. 2020 For more dedicated skinners, the points and profile may curve slightly or significantly, which makes the blade easier to use when skinning out difficult hides. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, "10 of the Best Survival Knives," 27 Jan. 2020 The milliner Stephen Jones said the same before a show of Edward Crutchley’s work, held inside a medieval guild hall devoted to London’s skinners, and most notable for its hats. New York Times, "In London, Cheetos Tans and a Codpiece Are in Fashion," 6 Jan. 2020 The skinner’s hook cuts from the inside out for field dressing. John Goodspeed, ExpressNews.com, "Scouting interesting stuff to make hunts more fun," 12 Sep. 2019 Hunters employ rural people in their rustic camps as trackers and skinners and gun bearers—skills that photographic safari operators do not want. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Elephant Hunting Has Returned to Botswana. But There Is a Way to Stop It.," 6 June 2019 Just to put this in perspective, a regulation beam is even skinner than the length of an iPhone 6. Elisa, Seventeen, "8 Unbelievable Photos Every "Dancing With the Stars" Fan Needs to See of Nastia Liukin," 6 Apr. 2015 Hunters employ rural people in their rustic camps as trackers and skinners and gun bearers—skills that photographic safari operators do not want. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Elephant Hunting Has Returned to Botswana. But There Is a Way to Stop It.," 6 June 2019 Just to put this in perspective, a regulation beam is even skinner than the length of an iPhone 6. Elisa, Seventeen, "8 Unbelievable Photos Every "Dancing With the Stars" Fan Needs to See of Nastia Liukin," 6 Apr. 2015

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First Known Use of skinner

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Skinner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skinner. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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