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skinner

Line breaks: skin|ner
Pronunciation: /ˈskɪnə
 
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Definition of skinner in English:

noun

1A person who skins animals or prepares skins.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • ‘Well, you'd better fatten up them skinners or all you'll get from the apple will be the core,’ was the quick rejoinder.
3 variant spelling of skinder.

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