tan·​nery | \ ˈta-nə-rē , ˈtan-rē\
plural tanneries

Definition of tannery

: a place where tanning is carried on

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Bangladesh lacks the infrastructure to effectively manage their waste which causes problems in keeping the waters safe for human and aquatic lives while dozens of tanneries on the banks of the river contribute industrial waste into the ground water. Kainaz Amaria, Vox, "2018, explained in pictures by women and non-binary photographers," 21 Dec. 2018 Much of the real estate along the canal currently is zoned for industrial use, a holdover from the chemical plants, mills and tanneries of previous centuries. Lara Korte, WSJ, "City Wants to Rezone Brooklyn’s Gowanus Area to Draw More Development," 18 June 2018 Matt Bressler of Wickett & Craig, a vegetable tannery that's nearly 150 years old, and Jeremy Bennett, the leather products director at the outfitter Filson gave us the basics: 1. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How To Make Leather," 2 Aug. 2016 CUDAHY - Storage Master has purchased four buildings on the former tannery site to be converted into a storage facility. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Storage Master continues expansion with new facility at former Cudahy Tannery site," 2 July 2018 The Village Council spent about $30,000 to restart the tannery and broke even on the investment. Zach Hughes, latimes.com, "Tanning seal hides on the edge of the world: A foothold in the global economy in rural Alaska," 2 May 2018 Tannery Bend Beerworks, a nanobrewery and tasting room inside a refurbished tannery, makes tiny batches of classic ales and pilsners as well as experimental varieties. New York Times, "36 Hours in Napa Valley," 21 June 2018 The interior of the door is a sycamore-walnut veneer and the seats are covered in diamond-quilted, semi-aniline leather all sourced from a single, century-old tannery (presumably from cows that were lovingly killed). Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Got $360K burning a hole in your pocket? Check out the Range Rover SV Coupe," 16 June 2018 Start with a hide Leather tanneries start by ordering hides, which tend to be about 50 square feet and can weigh over 90 lbs. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How To Make Leather," 2 Aug. 2016

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1694, in the meaning defined above

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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 \
plural tanneries

Kids Definition of tannery

: a place where hides are tanned

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