a chorister; precentor.
the chief singer or priest of a chantry
the pipe of a bagpipe provided with finger holes for playing the melody.
Origin: 1250–1300; chant Related forms
; replacing Middle English chantour
variant of Old French chanteor
< Latin cantātōr-,
equivalent to cantā
) to sing (see chant
) + -tor -tor
is always a great word to know.
So is ninnyhammer. Does it mean: