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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [far-ee-er]
    • /ˈfær i ər/
    • /ˈfær.i.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [far-ee-er]
    • /ˈfær i ər/

Definitions of farrier word

  • noun farrier a blacksmith. 1
  • noun farrier A craftsman who trims and shoes horses' hooves. 1
  • noun farrier blacksmith who fits horseshoes 1
  • countable noun farrier A farrier is a person who fits horseshoes onto horses. 0
  • noun farrier a person who shoes horses 0
  • noun farrier a noncommissioned officer who looks after horses 0

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Origin of farrier

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; variant of ferrier < Middle French, Old French < Latin ferrārius “smith” (equivalent to ferr(um) “iron” + -ārius -ary); replacing late Middle English fer(r)our < Anglo-French, Old French ferreor < Latin ferrātor (unattested)

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Parts of speech for Farrier


farrier popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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Synonyms for farrier

noun farrier

  • plover — any of various shorebirds of the family Charadriidae. Compare dotterel (def 1), killdeer, lapwing.
  • smithy — the workshop of a smith, especially a blacksmith.
  • horseshoe — a U -shaped metal plate, plain or with calks, nailed to a horse's hoof to protect it from being injured by hard or rough surfaces.
  • anvil — An anvil is a heavy iron block on which hot metals are beaten into shape.
  • shoer — a person who shoes horses or other animals.

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