farrier

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Borrowed from Old French ferrier, from Latin ferrarius, from ferrum (iron).

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farrier (plural farriers)

  1. A person who maintains the health and balance of horses' feet through the trimming of the hoof and fitting of horseshoes.

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farrier (third-person singular simple present farriers, present participle farriering, simple past and past participle farriered)

  1. (intransitive) To practise as a farrier; to carry on the trade of a farrier.
    • 1707, J[ohn] Mortimer, The Whole Art of Husbandry; or, The Way of Managing and Improving of Land. [], 2nd edition, London: [] J[ohn] H[umphreys] for H[enry] Mortlock [], and J[onathan] Robinson [], published 1708, OCLC 13320837:
      though there are many Pretenders to the Art of Farriering and Cow-leeching , yet many of them are very ignorant , especially in the Countrie

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