noun Chiefly British.
a blacksmith.

1375–1425; variant of ferrier < Middle French, Old French < Latin ferrārius smith (see ferrum, -ary); replacing late Middle English fer(r)our < Anglo-French, Old French ferreor < Latin *ferrātor

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farrier (ˈfærɪə)
1.  a person who shoes horses
2.  archaic another name for veterinary surgeon
3.  military a noncommissioned officer who looks after horses
[C16: from Old French ferrier, from Latin ferrārius smith, from ferrum iron]

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Word Origin & History

1562, from M.Fr. ferrier "blacksmith," from L. ferrarius "of iron," also "blacksmith," from ferrum "iron," possibly of Sem. origin, via Etruscan. In M.L., ferrus also meant "a horseshoe."
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Example sentences
Every visit by a veterinarian or farrier is noted and reported to the public.
Contact your local farrier, veterinarian, or horse trainer for more information.
All of our horses are handled daily and kept on a strict rotation of worming and farrier services.
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