whittawer

noun
whit·​taw·​er | \ ˈhwiˌtȯ(ə)r also ˈwi-\
variants: or less commonly whittaw \ -​ȯ \
plural -s

Definition of whittawer

1 archaic : one who processes skins by tawing (as to form rawhide)
2 chiefly dialectal : a harness maker : saddler

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First Known Use of whittawer

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whittawer

Middle English whittawer, from whitlether whitleather + tawer

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