furriernoun [ C ]uk /ˈfʌr.i.ər/ us /ˈfɝː.i.ɚ/
Examples from literature
- His father was a shoemaker, his uncle a furrier, and he, being a younger son, was apprenticed to the latter's trade.
- Like every other business, the fur trade runs in its regular grooves, and the average furrier will often pay an experienced professional five dollars for a skin for which he would not offer a dollar to an amateur.
- On the voyage he made the acquaintance of a furrier.
- The reason why furs are so warm is that their soft, furry under-hairs, or "pelt" as the furriers call it, entangle and hold an enormous amount of air.
- You see this clearly enough in the fur that comes from your furriers after the treatment they subject it to with nitric acid and nitrate of mercury.