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tan·ner 1

 (tăn′ər)
n.
1. One that tans hides.
2. A self-tanner.

tan·ner 2

 (tăn′ər)
n. Chiefly British
A sixpenny coin formerly used in Britain; a sixpence.

[Origin unknown.]
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tanner

(ˈtænə)
n
(Tanning) a person who tans skins and hides

tanner

(ˈtænə)
n
(Currencies) Brit (formerly) an informal word for sixpence
[C19: of unknown origin]
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tan•ner1

(ˈtæn ər)

n.
one whose occupation is the tanning of hides.

tan•ner2

(ˈtæn ər)

adj.
comparative of tan 1.

tan•ner3

(ˈtæn ər)

n. Brit.
[1805–15; orig. uncertain]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tanner - a small coin of the United Kingdom worth six pennies; not minted since 1970
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
2.tanner - a craftsman who tans skins and hides
artisan, journeyman, artificer, craftsman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
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Translations
دَبّاغ، دابِغ جُلود
koželuh
garver
parkitsija
tímár
sútari
garbiar
tabakçı

tanner

1 [ˈtænəʳ] Ncurtidor(a) m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

tanner

1
nGerber(in) m(f)

tanner

2
n (old Brit inf) → Sixpence m
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tanner

[ˈtænəʳ] n (person) → conciatore/trice
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tan

(tӕn) past tense, past participle tanned verb
1. to make an animal's skin into leather (by treating it with certain substances).
2. to (cause a person's skin to) become brown in the sun. She was tanned by the sun.
noun, adjective
(of) a light brown colour. tan shoes.
noun
suntan tanned skin. He came back from holiday with a tan.
tanned adjective
sunburnt. a tanned face.
ˈtanner noun
a person who tans leather.
ˈtanneryplural ˈtanneries noun
a place where leather is tanned.
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References in classic literature ?
In the good town of Blyth there lived a stout tanner, celebrated far and near for feats of strength and many tough bouts at wrestling and the quarterstaff.
[For description of Jaffa, see Universal Gazetteer.] Simon the Tanner formerly lived here.
Blamed if he didn't inquire about everybody and everything in that blessed town, and all about the Wilkses; and about Peter's business -- which was a tanner; and about George's -- which was a carpenter; and about Har- vey's -- which was a dissentering minister; and so on, and so on.
"Well, that sounds like a good way; but that ain't the way Bob Tanner done."
Another fraction of an inch, O-Tar, and I-Gos' ancient and wrinkled covering were even now in some apprentice tanner's hands, ey, ey!"
Robin dodged his blows lightly, then sprang in swiftly and unexpectedly and dealt the stranger such a blow upon the short ribs that you would have sworn the tanner was trimming down his hides for market.
Fragment #1 -- Pseudo-Herodotus, Life of Homer: Sitting there in the tanner's yard, Homer recited his poetry to them, the "Expedition of Amphiarus to Thebes" and the "Hymns to the Gods" composed by him.
'Done with you for a tanner!' said the long-legged young man, and directly got upon his cart, which was nothing but a large wooden tray on wheels, and rattled away at such a rate, that it was as much as I could do to keep pace with the donkey.
"A sixpence is a tanner, and a shilling a bob; but what a pony is I don't know."
When it was discovered that the knacker and tanner would give only a very few shillings for Prince's carcase because of his decrepitude, Durbeyfield rose to the occasion.
THE FLOWER GIRL [hopefully] I can give you change for a tanner, kind lady.
All the shoemakers and tanners came running to ask him what he wanted for them.