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 beams are reclaimed wood from a Tennessee tannery (try to say that 10 times fast). Brianna Griff, Chron, 18 Sep. 2022 Bosa was once renowned for its leather-making industry and is still filled with historical boutiques, where the art of tannery has been passed down across generations, as well as stores selling coral jewelry and asphodel baskets. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 11 Aug. 2022 Created as a sub-label for leather goods manufacturer Ecco Group, the business is fully vertically integrated — tannery to retail — allowing the four designers ultimate control over their product and production. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 22 July 2022 With its first project available for purchase by everyday customers, Ecco Leather, the Danish tannery that typically sells directly to manufacturers, seems to agree. New York Times, 30 June 2022 The team found a home for what would become known as Judson & Moore in 2015, at Rockwell on the River, a former tannery remodeled into a complex that also houses Metropolitan Brewing and Metropolis Coffee in the Avondale neighborhood. Josh Noel, Chicago Tribune, 17 June 2022 The Italian calf suede leather is sourced from a tannery that’s Leather Working Group certified for reducing water and energy usage as well as restricting the use of harmful chemicals. Olivia O'bryon, Forbes, 14 May 2022 Before Grant was a year old, the family moved to Georgetown, Ohio, the seat of Brown County, so the tannery could pull more business. Erin Glynn, The Enquirer, 20 Apr. 2022 The bag is made with at least 50% of its leather from a tannery that’s been certified sustainable with the Leather Working Group Gold rating. Olivia O'bryon, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2022 See More

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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 6 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for tannery


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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