tan·​nery | \ ˈta-nə-rē How to pronounce tannery (audio) , ˈtan-rē \
plural tanneries

Definition of tannery

: a place where tanning is carried on

Examples of tannery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The leather comes from distinguished US tannery, the Horween Leather Company. Wired Staff, Wired, "17 Best Weekend Deals on Laptops, Phones, Videogames, and More," 13 June 2020 The shoe’s leather is sourced from a tannery that’s certified gold by the Leather Working Group, which maintains environmental protocols for leather. Hanna Horvath, NBC News, "Best (comfortable) eco-friendly shoes, according to experts," 23 Apr. 2020 Louie has photographed people working in some of the world’s most extreme environments, including a Bangledeshi garbage dump, an Indian jute mill, and a Moroccan tannery. Michael Hardy, Wired, "Meet the Sulfur Miners Risking Their Lives Inside a Volcano," 17 Feb. 2020 Foam at the Rockford Dam just downriver from the former Wolverine tannery last year tested at more than 296,000 parts per trillion for PFAS compounds. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "State, townships near $69.5M settlement with Wolverine shoe maker over PFAS contamination," 10 Dec. 2019 Wolverine must also continue remediation efforts along House Street and at its former tannery site in Rockford. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, "Judge OKs PFAS contamination settlement with Wolverine shoemaker," 20 Feb. 2020 Danner, the maker of work, duty, hike, and hunt boots, brings in leather from at least six tanneries across the U.S., inspecting every single piece of hide by hand with a five-point process. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Everything That Goes Into Making a Danner Boot," 20 Jan. 2020 With the rocky topography in this area of town, farmers raised sheep and operated tanneries. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "A fun visit to a hollow full of waterfalls, mountain laurel and rock formations in East Haddam," 14 June 2019 There are, however, six distilleries, 10 tanneries and a single tin-plate-making concern. al, "Alabama’s population: 1800 to the modern era," 28 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of tannery

1694, in the meaning defined above

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“Tannery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tannery. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of tannery

: a place where animal skins are tanned and made into leather


tan·​nery | \ ˈta-nə-rē How to pronounce tannery (audio) \
plural tanneries

Kids Definition of tannery

: a place where hides are tanned

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