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 Shriver had established the grist mill and tannery complex at Union Mills with his brother, Andrew, only to relinquish the role when appointed superintendent for the construction of the Baltimore-Reisterstown Turnpike. Frank Batavick, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 11 June 2021 Sailing was even riskier than other common trades like working in a tannery or foundry, neither of which were particularly safe, Baillod said. Talia Soglin, chicagotribune.com, 8 July 2021 The team washed her hair with Pseudomonas stutzeri CONC11, a bacteria isolated from the waste of a tannery near Naples, and cleaned residue of casting molds, glue and oil off her ears with Rhodococcus sp. New York Times, 30 May 2021 Investigators discovered that Lister had arranged to have the third pelt – along with one police later determined had been taken in a previous trapping season -- sent to a California tannery. oregonlive, 30 Mar. 2021 The Moede family initially planned to convert the tannery's former power house into around 20 apartments. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 May 2021 The site hosted industrial businesses dating back to at least 1835, when a woolen mill displaced earlier gristmills, sawmills and a tannery. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, 4 May 2021 The tannery also collects hides from farmers and meat processing facilities that would have otherwise discarded them. Barry Adams, Star Tribune, 3 Apr. 2021 The trio, all farmers themselves, have combined their talents to create one of the few natural tannery businesses in the country that specializes in sheep. Barry Adams, Star Tribune, 3 Apr. 2021

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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 31 Jul. 2021.

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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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