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One that fulls cloth.
1. A hammer used by a blacksmith for grooving or spreading iron.
2. A groove made by such a hammer.
[Possibly from full, to pleat.]
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(Textiles) a person who fulls cloth for his or her living
[Old English fullere, from Latin fullō]
1. (Tools) Also called: fullering tool a tool for forging a groove
2. (Tools) a tool for caulking a riveted joint
(Tools) (tr) to forge (a groove) or caulk (a riveted joint) with a fuller
[C19: perhaps from the name Fuller]
1. (Biography) (Richard) Buckminster. 1895–1983, US architect and engineer: developed the geodesic dome
2. (Biography) Roy (Broadbent). 1912–91, British poet and writer, whose collections include The Middle of a War (1942) and A Lost Season (1944), both of which are concerned with World War II, Epitaphs and Occasions (1949), and Available for Dreams (1989)
3. (Biography) Thomas. 1608–61, English clergyman and antiquarian; author of The Worthies of England (1662)
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a person who fulls cloth.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English fullere < Latin fullō fuller; see -er1]
1. a hammer, semicircular in cross section, used for grooving and spreading iron.
2. a groove running along the flat of a sword blade.
comparative of full 1.
1. R(ichard) Buckminster, 1895–1983, U.S. engineer, designer, and architect.
2. (Sarah) Margaret (Marchioness Ossoli), 1810–50, U.S. author and literary critic.
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Past participle: fullered
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|Noun||1.||Fuller - United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)|
|2.||Fuller - United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)|
|3.||fuller - a workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth for a living|
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