skinner


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skin·ner

 (skĭn′ər)
n.
1. One that flays, dresses, or sells animal skins.
2. A mule driver.

skinner

(ˈskɪnə)
n
(Tanning) a person who prepares or deals in animal skins

Skinner

(ˈskɪnə)
n
(Biography) B(urrhus) F(rederic). 1904–90, US behavioural psychologist. His "laws of learning", derived from experiments with animals, have been widely applied to education and behaviour therapy

skin•ner

(ˈskɪn ər)

n.
1. one that skins.
2. a person who prepares or deals in skins or hides.
3. a person who drives draft animals, as mules.
[1350–1400]

Skin•ner

(ˈskɪn ər)

n.
1. B(urrhus) F(rederic), 1904–90, U.S. psychologist.
2. Cornelia Otis, 1901–79, U.S. actress.
3. her father, Otis, 1858–1942, U.S. actor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skinner - United States actor (1858-1942)Skinner - United States actor (1858-1942)  
2.Skinner - United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)
3.Skinner - United States psychologist and a leading proponent of behaviorism (1904-1990)
4.skinner - a person who prepares or deals in animal skins
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
5.skinner - a worker who drives mulesskinner - a worker who drives mules    
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
Translations

skinner

n (removing skins) → Abdecker(in) m(f); (preparing skins) → Gerber(in) m(f)
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Perhaps Skinner Leason, the express agent, moved a truck the length of the station plat- form.
I've six of 'em, and only one earns anything; I am on the stand fourteen or sixteen hours a day, and I haven't had a Sunday these ten or twelve weeks; you know Skinner never gives a day if he can help it, and if I don't work hard, tell me who does
Just snuffed out," said the other; "he died at four o'clock this morning; all yesterday he was raving -- raving about Skinner, and having no Sundays.
Skinner, gathering up the reins in her pudgy hands.
She come to see me last week and says, says she, `Sarah Skinner, I envy you.
Skinner ushered his visitor into a somewhat bare-looking office, smelling strongly of stale tobacco smoke.
Skinner remarked, spitting upon the floor, "but you're dead right.
Skinner read it through, and spat once more upon the floor.
Skinner admitted, "but our man at the Waldorf is expensive.
The Skinners were here last year -- I wish they were here now.
I have been saying how glad I should be if the Skinners were here this winter instead of last; or if the Parrys had come, as they talked of once, she might have danced with George Parry.
Know then that though there may be peace between our own provinces and the French, yet within the marches of France there is always war, for the country is much divided against itself, and is furthermore harried by bands of flayers, skinners, Brabacons, tardvenus, and the rest of them.