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fuller1

Line breaks: full¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈfʊlə
 
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noun

A person whose occupation is fulling cloth.
Example sentences
  • This had been demonstrated before in the Marian persecution in the 1550s where many of the martyrs had occupations such as labourers, weavers, carpenters and fullers.
  • Le Balle was also one of the places where fullers set up tenters used to stretch out cloth to dry.
  • The charter created the town's first link with the textile industry as it allowed fullers - who cleansed and thickened cloth by washing and beating it - to ply their trade in Bolton.

Origin

Old English fullere, from Latin fullo, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with fuller

ampulla, bulla, Müller, pula, puller

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fuller2

Line breaks: ful¦ler
Pronunciation: /ˈfʊlə
 
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noun

1A grooved or rounded tool on which iron is shaped.
Example sentences
  • Once the billet was finished I forged a bar out of the billet, forged the shoulder, then the tip and edges, next the fuller was forged in with a fullering tool I built for this sword, lastly the tang was hammered in.
1.1A groove made by a fuller, especially in a horseshoe.
Example sentences
  • The object of the present invention is to provide an improved method of manufacturing a horseshoe with fullering using traditional smithing techniques whilst avoiding undesirable deformation.

verb

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Stamp (iron) with a fuller.
Example sentences
  • These stations have names such as fullering, blocking, edging, bending and cut off.
  • The broad, fullered blade with a clipped-back point seen on the sword shown on the salt is quite impractical for hunting.
  • While the blade is substantial, it is fullered to provide balance and good handling characteristics.

Origin

early 19th century (as a verb): of unknown origin.

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