lorimer

lorimer

[lawr-uh-mer]
noun
a craftsperson who makes hardware for harnesses and riding habits, as bits or spurs.
Also, loriner [lawr-uh-ner] .


Origin:
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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lorimer or loriner (ˈlɒrɪmə, ˈlɒrɪnə)
 
n
(Brit) (formerly) a person who made bits, spurs, and other small metal objects
 
[C15: from Old French, from lorain harness strap, ultimately from Latin lōrum strap]
 
loriner or loriner
 
n
 
[C15: from Old French, from lorain harness strap, ultimately from Latin lōrum strap]

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