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tannery

[tan-uh-ree] /ˈtæn ə ri/
noun, plural tanneries.
1.
a place where tanning is carried on.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see tan1, -ery
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  • The tumbling process performed by the leather tannery helps break-up and soften the leather lessening the break-in for the wearer.
  • Residents reclaimed the former tannery site and made it into a leafy oasis with community garden plots.
British Dictionary definitions for tannery

tannery

/ˈtænərɪ/
noun (pl) -neries
1.
a place or building where skins and hides are tanned
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Word Origin and History for tannery
n.

c.1400, "process of tanning;" see tan (v.) + -ery. Meaning "place where tanning is done" is from 1736.

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