Definition for FAR'RIER

FAR'RIER, n. [Fr. ferrant; It. ferraio; Sp. herrador; L. ferrarius, from ferrum, iron. Fr. ferrer; It. ferrare, to bind with iron; “ferrare un cavallo,” to shoe a horse. Ferrum is probably from hardness; W. fer, dense, solid; feru, to harden or congeal; feris, steel. A farrier is literally a worker in iron.]

  1. A shoer of horses; a smith who shoes horses.
  2. One who professes to cure the diseases of horses.

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