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[far-ee-er] /ˈfær i ər/
noun, Chiefly British
a blacksmith.
Origin of farrier
late Middle English
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 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for farrier
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for farrier


noun (mainly Brit)
a person who shoes horses
(archaic) another name for veterinary surgeon
(military) a noncommissioned officer who looks after horses
Word Origin
C16: from Old French ferrier, from Latin ferrārius smith, from ferrum iron
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Word Origin and History for farrier

1560s, from Middle French ferrier "blacksmith," from Latin ferrarius "of iron," also "blacksmith," from ferrum "iron" (in Medieval Latin, also "horseshoe"); see ferro-. An earlier form of it in English was ferrer, ferrour "ironsmith" (late 12c., as a surname).

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