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[lawr-uh-mer] /ˈlɔr ə mər/
noun
1.
a craftsperson who makes hardware for harnesses and riding habits, as bits or spurs.
Also, loriner
[lawr-uh-ner] /ˈlɔr ə nər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French lor(e)mier, lorenier, derivative of lorain harness strap < Vulgar Latin *lōrāmen, for Latin lōrāmentum strap, equivalent to lōr(um) strap, thong + -ā- generalized from v. derivatives + -mentum -ment; see -er2, -ier2
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British Dictionary definitions for loriners

lorimer

/ˈlɒrɪmə/
noun
1.
(Brit) (formerly) a person who made bits, spurs, and other small metal objects
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from lorain harness strap, ultimately from Latin lōrum strap
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Word Origin and History for loriners

lorimer

n.

c.1200 (mid-12c. as surname), "maker of bits for bridles and saddles, worker in small ironware," from Old French loremier "saddler, harness-maker, military leatherworker" (Modern French lormier), from loraim, from Latin lorum "strap, thong, rein of a bridle," from PIE root *wel- "to turn" (see volvox).

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