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[krou-ner] /ˈkraʊ nər/
a person or thing that crowns.
a crowning event or occurrence.
Origin of crowner1
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English; see crown, -er1


[krou-ner, kroo-] /ˈkraʊ nər, ˈkru-/
noun, British Dialect.
1300-50; Middle English; see crown, -er2 Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Then the unclassical evidence of the Bartlemy Fair folk at the "crowner's quest."

  • If so, was there any official inquiry—any "crowner's quest?"

  • Send for the doctor, an' the crowner, too, as quick as possible.'

    My Fire Opal, and Other Tales Sarah Warner Brooks
  • The jury have not yet brought in their verdict upon the crowner's inquest.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • It'll be a mercy o' Providence if he don't cut out work for the crowner some day.'

  • I asked him if the crowner'd come, an' I'd have to swear to't, an' he said no.

    Old Crow Alice Brown
  • A name given to the crooner, crowner, or gray gurnard (Trigla gurnardus).

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Besides, the crowner didn't question me on my feelin's—only about the facts o' the case.

    Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid
  • crowner's-quest is a vulgar corruption of coroner's inquest.

    Hamlet William Shakespeare
  • She give the best—prize-winner 'e was—to the crowner as tried the corpse.

    What Timmy Did Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
British Dictionary definitions for crowner


a promotional label consisting of a shaped printed piece of card or paper attached to a product on display
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