Definition of skinner in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈskɪnə


  • 1A person who skins animals or prepares skins.
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    • This would mean that participants could qualify as chefs, skinners, trackers or professional hunters and be recognised for their skills.
    • Before nightfall, another ranch hand, a jerkline skinner named Slim, presented the childlike Lennie with a puppy from his dog's litter.
    • I've decided to become a skinner & a leatherworker as well as a hunter.
  • 1.1A person who deals in animal skins; a furrier.
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    • The rest of the white men present were skinners, cooks, bartenders, blacksmiths, clerks, and wagon drivers.
    • He had come far since his birth in Pollokshaws in 1735, the son of a humble skinner.
  • 2 Horse Racing , Australian /NZ informal A horse that wins a race at very long odds.
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    • ‘Well, you'd better fatten up them skinners or all you'll get from the apple will be the core,’ was the quick rejoinder.
  • 2.1A result that is very profitable to bookmakers.

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