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mule skinner

Definition:

a worker who drives mules

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

mule skinners

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

mule + skinner
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

New World Dictionary:

mule skinner [United States, informal]

a driver of mules (4 of 6 words, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mule-skinner

Collins Dictionary:

muleteer | mule skinner [United States, Canadian, informal] | mule driver [United States, Canadian]

a person who drives mules (5 of 258 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/muleteer

Wikipedia:

Skinner (profession)

a person who skins animals such as cattle, sheep, and pigs, part or whole. Historically, skinners engaged in the hide and fur trades. A "mule skinner", slang for muleteer, is a driver of mules. Worshipful Company of Skinners (38 of 118 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Skinner (profession)

Merriam-Webster:

muleteer | mule skinner [muleteer]

one who drives mules (4 of 32 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/muleteer

Random House Dictionary:

muleteer | mule skinner [informal]

a driver of mules. (4 of 9 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/muleteer

Wiktionary:

mule skinner | mule skinners [plural]

muleteer, a driver of one or more mules (8 of 9 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mule skinner

Oxford Dictionary:

muleteer

a person who drives mules (5 of 37 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/muleteer

American Heritage Dictionary:

muleteer

A driver of mules. (4 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/muleteer

Britannica Encyclopedia:

jack [fish] | Seriola [genus]

any of numerous species of fishes belonging to the family Carangidae. The name jack is also applied collectively to the family. Representatives can be ... (24 of 200 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/298681​/jack

jack [tool]

in practical mechanics, portable hand-operated device for raising heavy weights through short distances, exerting great pressures, or holding ... (18 of 173 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/298689​/jack

Columbia Encyclopedia:

jack

mechanical device used to multiply a relatively small applied force so that it can lift and support heavy loads, or sometimes, move massive objects ... (24 of 135 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0825793​.html

jack

see pompano; tuna. (3 of 5 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0914801​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

labourer [countable] | labourers [plural]

someone whose job involves hard physical work, for example building work (11 of 40 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/labourer

Cambridge Dictionary:

labourer [British] | laborer [United States]

a person who does unskilled physical work, especially outside (9 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/labourer

Encarta Dictionary:

muleteer | muleteers [plural]

somebody whose occupation is driving mules (6 of 33 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631763​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

mule skinner | mule skinners [plural]

Origin: mule + skinner

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mule skinner

mule | mules [plural]

Origin: Middle English (reinforced by Anglo-Norman mul (masculine), mule (feminine)), from Old English mūl, all from Latin mūlus, from Proto-Indo-European *mukslós (compare Late Latin muscellus 'young he-mule', Old ... (27 of 35 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mule

skinner | skinners [plural]

Origin: to skin + -er

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/skinner

Skinner

Origin: The family surname is occupational in origin. Before becoming used as a surname the word skinner was commonly used to identify someone who treated animal skins.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Skinner

skin | skinned [past tense] | skinning [present participle] | skins [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English skinn, from Old Norse skinn ("animal hide"), from Proto-Germanic *skinþą (compare Old English scinn ("hide"), Dutch schinde ("bark"), dialectal German Schinde ("fruit peel")), from... (26 of 65 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/skin

-er

Origin: Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ere (agent suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz... | Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ware (suffix denoting residency or meaning "inhabitant... (27 of 191 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-er

Encarta Dictionary:

skinner | skins [plural] | skinned [past tense] | skinning [present participle]

First use: 12th century

Origin: Old Norse skinn

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734735​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

YourDictionary Audio:

mule skinner

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mule skinner"

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skinner

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "skinner" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

skinner | Skinner

Audio: British English pronunciation of "skinner"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/skinner

the Free Dictionary:

Skinner

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Skinner"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Skinner"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Skinner" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Skinner

Google Dictionary:

skinner | skinners [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "skinner"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=skinner

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

skinner

Audio: North American pronunciation of "skinner"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=skinne​02 word=skinner

Skinner

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Skinner"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=bixski​01 word=Skinner

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