Definition of hosier in English:
A manufacturer or seller of hosiery.
- The guild, which is mentioned in records as early as 1386 but could have been established before that date, was set-up as a kind of trade union to represent tailors, drapers and hosiers.
- In 1830, Bazin's invention was still at Ipswich and the inventor still dreamed of perfecting it so he could sell his patent rights to English hosiers.
- While attempts in England were made to power the hand frame, innovation was slowed by the huge capital investment of leading hosiers who owned and rented hand frames to low-paid British frame workers.
Definition of hosier in:
- US English dictionary
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