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sizer1

[sahy-zer] /ˈsaɪ zər/
noun
1.
any device for measuring or sorting objects according to size.
2.
a worker who judges or sorts objects according to size.
Origin of sizer1
1670-1680
1670-80; size1 + -er1

sizer2

[sahy-zer] /ˈsaɪ zər/
noun
1.

sizar

or sizer

[sahy-zer] /ˈsaɪ zər/
noun
1.
(at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college.
Origin
1580-90; size1 + -ar3
Related forms
sizarship, noun
subsizar, noun
subsizarship, noun
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  • A shawl is a hat and hurt and a red balloon and an under coat and a sizer a sizer of talks.

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British Dictionary definitions for sizer

sizar

/ˈsaɪzə/
noun
1.
(Brit) (at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college
Derived Forms
sizarship, noun
Word Origin
C16: from earlier sizer, from size1 (meaning ``an allowance of food, etc'')
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Word Origin and History for sizer
n.

"device for measuring sizes," 1670s, agent noun from size (v.).

sizar

n.

also sizer, at certain British universities, a student of limited means who received school meals for free, 1580s, from size (n.) in a specialized sense "ration, allowance for provisions."

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sizer in Medicine

sizer siz·er (sī'zər)
n.
A cylinder of variable diameter, with rounded ends, used to measure the internal diameter of the bowel in preparation for stapling.

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