gatherer

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From Middle English gaderere, gaderare, equivalent to gather +‎ -er.

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gatherer (plural gatherers)

  1. A person who gathers things.
  2. A person who collects rent or taxes.
  3. (textiles) An attachment to a sewing machine for making gathers in the cloth.
  4. A workman who collects molten glass on the end of a rod preparatory to blowing.

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