tan·​nery ˈta-nə-rē How to pronounce tannery (audio)
plural tanneries
: a place where tanning is carried on

Examples of tannery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Python farm's invoice to exotic leather tannery owned by Gucci. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 12 Mar. 2024 To that end, the brand uses European shoemaking techniques and leathers from artisanal tanneries such as Charles F. Stead, a supplier to Tricker’s, Lucchese, and Stefano Bemer. Aleks Cvetkovic, Robb Report, 2 Mar. 2024 In 1760, Andreas’ son, David Shriver Sr., settled west of Westminster with his wife, Rebecca Ferree, building a grist mill and tannery. Kevin Dayhoff, Baltimore Sun, 20 Jan. 2024 For generations, the rivers were dumping grounds for machine shops, tanneries, gas plants and breweries. Caitlin Looby, Journal Sentinel, 11 Jan. 2024 Recently, a team of professional archaeologists working for Elizabeth Anderson Comer investigated the tannery site at the Union Mills Homestead hoping to find where the tanning vats were located in an area with no visible clues. Mary Ann Ashcraft, Baltimore Sun, 27 Jan. 2024 Although the tannery at Union Mills often is overshadowed by the grist mill, in 1876 the tannery’s leather products stole the spotlight with an appearance at the United States Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. Samuel M. Riley, Baltimore Sun, 13 Jan. 2024 Keen sources this from tanneries certified by the Leather Working Group, a non-profit organization that monitors eco-friendly practices. Bob Beacham, Field & Stream, 1 Nov. 2023 My family owned a tannery in Turkey, so I was born into the business. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tannery was in 1694

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“Tannery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tannery. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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tan·​nery ˈtan-(ə-)rē How to pronounce tannery (audio)
plural tanneries
: a place where hides are tanned

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