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sealer1

[see-ler] /ˈsi lər/
noun
1.
an officer appointed to examine and test weights and measures, and to set a stamp upon such as are true to the standard.
2.
a substance applied to a porous surface as a basecoat for paint, varnish, etc.
Origin of sealer1
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English seler. See seal1, -er1

sealer2

[see-ler] /ˈsi lər/
noun
1.
a person or ship engaged in hunting seals.
Origin
1760-70; seal2 + -er1
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  • Why, on a sealer, they do all their trying-out the oil with a fire of seal-refuse.

    Left on Labrador Charles Asbury Stephens
  • If you hadn't set fire to that sealer the other day, I might not have found you.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • Rainey led him down the gangway to the deck of the sealer, still cluttered a bit with unstowed gear.

    A Man to His Mate J. Allan Dunn
  • I was once in a sealer that, do all she could, couldn't get shut of a curious neighbour.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • Just such a lonely walk as that many a sealer, fisherman or clergyman has made.

  • But this is the life of the sealer and the fisherman of the northern sees.

  • As they passed they gave a last glance at the sealer's tomb.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields Charles W. Hall
  • Some mechanical device is necessary for sealing this can, and this is the sealer.

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
  • They were taken by a sealer, whose boat they had pilfered, and conveyed to Flinders'.

  • The sealer that seals our cans will also open them for us, so it becomes our winter can opener.

    Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
British Dictionary definitions for sealer

sealer1

/ˈsiːlə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that seals
2.
(formerly in Britain and currently in the US) an official who examines the accuracy of weights and measures
3.
a coating of paint, varnish, etc, applied to a surface to prevent the absorption of subsequent coats

sealer2

/ˈsiːlə/
noun
1.
a person or ship occupied in hunting seals
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