11 letter words ending in er
Accompanier (n.) He who, or that which, accompanies.
Actinometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the direct heating power of the sun's rays.
Actinometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the actinic effect of rays of light.
Aerographer (n.) One versed in aeography: an aerologist.
Affreighter (n.) One who hires or charters a ship to convey goods.
Aggrandizer (n.) One who aggrandizes, or makes great.
Air bladder () An air sac, sometimes double or variously lobed, in the visceral cavity of many fishes. It originates in the same way as the lungs of air-breathing vertebrates, and in the adult may retain a tubular connection with the pharynx or esophagus.
Air bladder () A sac or bladder full of air in an animal or plant; also an air hole in a casting.
Air chamber () A chamber or cavity filled with air, in an animal or plant.
Air chamber () A cavity containing air to act as a spring for equalizing the flow of a liquid in a pump or other hydraulic machine.
Alcalimeter (n.) See Alkalimeter.
Alcohometer (a.) Alt. of Alcohometric
Aleurometer (n.) An instrument for determining the expansive properties, or quality, of gluten in flour.
Alkalimeter (n.) An instrument to ascertain the strength of alkalies, or the quantity of alkali in a mixture.
Allegorizer (n.) One who allegorizes, or turns things into allegory; an allegorist.
Amperemeter (n.) Alt. of Amperometer
Amperometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the strength of an electrical current in amperes.
Amylobacter (n.) A microorganism (Bacillus amylobacter) which develops in vegetable tissue during putrefaction.
Angulometer (n.) An instrument for measuring external angles.
Antechamber (n.) A chamber or apartment before the chief apartment and leading into it, in which persons wait for audience; an outer chamber. See Lobby.
Antechamber (n.) A space viewed as the outer chamber or the entrance to an interior part.
Antiburgher (n.) One who seceded from the Burghers (1747), deeming it improper to take the Burgess oath.
Antichamber (n.) See Antechamber.
Antiguggler (n.) A crooked tube of metal, to be introduced into the neck of a bottle for drawing out the liquid without disturbing the sediment or causing a gurgling noise.
Apportioner (n.) One who apportions.
Apprehender (n.) One who apprehends.
Arquebusier (n.) A soldier armed with an arquebus.
Ascertainer (n.) One who ascertains.
Atmidometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the evaporation from water, ice, or snow.
Auxanometer (n.) An instrument to measure the growth of plants.
Baby farmer () One who keeps a baby farm.
Baby jumper () A hoop suspended by an elastic strap, in which a young child may be held secure while amusing itself by jumping on the floor.
Backsettler (n.) One living in the back or outlying districts of a community.
Ball-flower (n.) An ornament resembling a ball placed in a circular flower, the petals of which form a cup round it, -- usually inserted in a hollow molding.
Base-burner (n.) A furnace or stove in which the fuel is contained in a hopper or chamber, and is fed to the fire as the lower stratum is consumed.
Bdellometer (n.) A cupping glass to which are attached a scarificator and an exhausting syringe.
Beaucatcher (n.) A small flat curl worn on the temple by women.
Beleaguerer (n.) One who beleaguers.
Bell bearer () A Brazilian leaf hopper (Bocydium tintinnabuliferum), remarkable for the four bell-shaped appendages of its thorax.
Bell pepper () A species of Capsicum, or Guinea pepper (C. annuum). It is the red pepper of the gardens.
Besprinkler (n.) One who, or that which, besprinkles.
Bibliolater (n.) Alt. of Bibliolatrist
Bill broker () One who negotiates the discount of bills.
Bill holder () A person who holds a bill or acceptance.
Bill holder () A device by means of which bills, etc., are held.
Billsticker (n.) One whose occupation is to post handbills or posters in public places.
Birdcatcher (n.) One whose employment it is to catch birds; a fowler.
Bird pepper () A species of capsicum (Capsicum baccatum), whose small, conical, coral-red fruit is among the most piquant of all red peppers.
Blackmailer (n.) One who extorts, or endeavors to extort, money, by black mailing.
Blacksalter (n.) One who makes crude potash, or black salts.
Blancmanger (n.) A sort of fricassee with white sauce, variously made of capon, fish, etc.
Bloodflower (n.) A genus of bulbous plants, natives of Southern Africa, named Haemanthus, of the Amaryllis family. The juice of H. toxicarius is used by the Hottentots to poison their arrows.
Bloodletter (n.) One who, or that which, lets blood; a phlebotomist.
Bloodsucker (n.) Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech (Hirudo medicinalis), and related species.
Bloodsucker (n.) One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer.
Bloodsucker (n.) A hard and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an extortioner.
Botanologer (n.) A botanist.
Brestsummer (n.) See Breastsummer.
Bude burner () A burner consisting of two or more concentric Argand burners (the inner rising above the outer) and a central tube by which oxygen gas or common air is supplied.
Bulbo-tuber (n.) A corm.
Burghmaster (n.) A burgomaster.
Burghmaster (n.) An officer who directs and lays out the meres or boundaries for the workmen; -- called also bailiff, and barmaster.
Burgomaster (n.) A chief magistrate of a municipal town in Holland, Flanders, and Germany, corresponding to mayor in England and the United States; a burghmaster.
Burgomaster (n.) An aquatic bird, the glaucous gull (Larus glaucus), common in arctic regions.
Bushfighter (n.) One accustomed to bushfighting.
Bushwhacker (n.) One accustomed to beat about, or travel through, bushes.
Bushwhacker (n.) A guerrilla; a marauding assassin; one who pretends to be a peaceful citizen, but secretly harasses a hostile force or its sympathizers.
Butyrometer (n.) An instrument for determining the amount of fatty matter or butter contained in a sample of milk.
Calc-sinter (n.) See under Calcite.
Calorimeter (n.) An apparatus for measuring the amount of heat contained in bodies or developed by some mechanical or chemical process, as friction, chemical combination, combustion, etc.
Calorimeter (n.) An apparatus for measuring the proportion of unevaporated water contained in steam.
Casse Paper () Broken paper; the outside quires of a ream.
Cauliflower (n.) An annual variety of Brassica oleracea, or cabbage, of which the cluster of young flower stalks and buds is eaten as a vegetable.
Cauliflower (n.) The edible head or "curd" of a cauliflower plant.
Chalkcutter (n.) A man who digs chalk.
Chanticleer (n.) A cock, so called from the clearness or loudness of his voice in crowing.
Chartometer (n.) An instrument for measuring charts or maps.
Chiromancer (n.) One who practices chiromancy.
Chlorometer (n.) An instrument to test the decoloring or bleaching power of chloride of lime.
Chronologer (n.) Same as Chronologist.
Chronologer (n.) A person who investigates dates of events and transactions; one skilled in chronology.
Chronometer (n.) An instrument for measuring time; a timekeeper.
Chronometer (n.) A portable timekeeper, with a heavy compensation balance, and usually beating half seconds; -- intended to keep time with great accuracy for use an astronomical observations, in determining longitude, etc.
Chronometer (n.) A metronome.
Circumciser (n.) One who performs circumcision.
Coalitioner (n.) A coalitionist.
Collationer (n.) One who examines the sheets of a book that has just been printed, to ascertain whether they are correctly printed, paged, etc.
Colliflower (n.) See Cauliflower.
Colorimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the depth of the color of anything, especially of a liquid, by comparison with a standard liquid.
Compromiser (n.) One who compromises.
Conchometer (n.) An instrument for measuring shells, or the angle of their spire.
Conjecturer (n.) One who conjectures.
Consecrater (n.) Consecrator.
Constituter (n.) One who constitutes or appoints.
Constrainer (n.) One who constrains.
Constructer (n.) One who, or that which, constructs or frames.
Contravener (n.) One who contravenes.
Contributer (n.) One who, or that which, contributes; specifically, one who writes articles for a newspaper or magazine.
Conveyancer (n.) One whose business is to draw up conveyances of property, as deeds, mortgages, leases, etc.
Cornsheller (n.) A machine that separates the kernels of corn from the cob.
Co-sufferer (n.) One who suffers with another.
Craniometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the size of skulls.
Criticaster (n.) A contemptible or vicious critic.
Day-laborer (n.) One who works by the day; -- usually applied to a farm laborer, or to a workman who does not work at any particular trade.
Deerstalker (n.) One who practices deerstalking.
Demonologer (n.) One versed in demonology.
Dendrometer (n.) An instrument to measure the height and diameter of trees.
Dentiroster (n.) A dentirostral bird.
Depolarizer (n.) A substance used to prevent polarization, as upon the negative plate of a voltaic battery.
Devil-diver (n.) Alt. of Devil bird
Dilatometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the dilatation or expansion of a substance, especially of a fluid.
Disannuller (n.) One who disannuls.
Disapprover (n.) One who disapproves.
Disassenter (n.) One who disassents; a dissenter.
Disbeliever (n.) One who disbelieves, or refuses belief; an unbeliever. Specifically, one who does not believe the Christian religion.
Disclaunder (v. t.) To injure one's good name; to slander.
Discourager (n.) One who discourages.
Disembitter (v. t.) To free from
Disencumber (v. t.) To free from encumbrance, or from anything which clogs, impedes, or obstructs; to disburden.
Disesteemer (n.) One who disesteems.
Disimbitter (v. t.) To free from bitterness.
Disregarder (n.) One who disregards.
Disremember (v. t.) To fail to remember; to forget.
Distributer (n.) One who, or that which, distributes or deals out anything; a dispenser.
Diversifier (n.) One who, or that which, diversifies.
Dog fancier () One who has an unusual fancy for, or interest in, dogs; also, one who deals in dogs.
Drillmaster (n.) One who teaches drill, especially in the way of gymnastics.
Dumb-waiter (n.) A framework on which dishes, food, etc., are passed from one room or story of a house to another; a lift for dishes, etc.; also, a piece of furniture with movable or revolving shelves.
Dynamometer (n.) An apparatus for measuring force or power; especially, muscular effort of men or animals, or the power developed by a motor, or that required to operate machinery.
Ear-piercer (n.) The earwig.
Egyptologer (n.) Alt. of Egyptologist
Elatrometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the degree of rarefaction of air contained in the receiver of an air pump.
Electioneer (v. i.) To make interest for a candidate at an election; to use arts for securing the election of a candidate.
Electrolier (n.) A branching frame, often of ornamental design, to support electric illuminating lamps.
Elsewhither (adv.) To some, or any, other place; as, you will have to go elsewhither for it.
Embellisher (n.) One who embellishes.
Embroiderer (n.) One who embroiders.
Encounterer (n.) One who encounters; an opponent; an antagonist.
Enlightener (n.) One who enlightens or illuminates; one who, or that which, communicates light to the eye, or clear views to the mind.
Enterpriser (n.) One who undertakes enterprises.
Entertainer (n.) One who entertains.
Epistolizer (n.) A writer of epistles.
Establisher (n.) One who establishes.
Evesdropper (n.) See Eavesdropper.
Exasperater (n.) One who exasperates or inflames anger, enmity, or violence.
Exceptioner (n.) One who takes exceptions or makes objections.
Executioner (n.) One who executes; an executer.
Executioner (n.) One who puts to death in conformity to legal warrant, as a hangman.
Exemplifier (n.) One who exemplifies by following a pattern.
Experiencer (n.) One who experiences.
Experiencer (n.) An experimenter.
Extortioner (n.) One who practices extortion.
Fair-leader (n.) A block, or ring, serving as a guide for the running rigging or for any rope.
Fallow deer () A European species of deer (Cervus dama), much smaller than the red deer. In summer both sexes are spotted with white. It is common in England, where it is often domesticated in the parks.
Fancymonger (n.) A lovemonger; a whimsical lover.
Fillibuster (n.) See Filibuster.
Finestiller (n.) One who finestills.
Firecracker (n.) See Cracker., n., 3.
Five-finger (n.) See Cinquefoil.
Five-finger (n.) A starfish with five rays, esp. Asterias rubens.
Fleshmonger (n.) One who deals in flesh; hence, a pimp; a procurer; a pander.
Floorwalker (n.) One who walks about in a large retail store as an overseer and director.
Foraminifer (n.) One of the foraminifera.
Forespurrer (n.) One who rides before; a harbinger.
Forestaller (n.) One who forestalls; esp., one who forestalls the market.
Fourdrinier (n.) A machine used in making paper; -- so named from an early inventor of improvements in this class of machinery.
Four-poster (n.) A large bedstead with tall posts at the corners to support curtains.
Fraternizer (n.) One who fraternizes.
Freethinker (n.) One who speculates or forms opinions independently of the authority of others; esp., in the sphere or religion, one who forms opinions independently of the authority of revelation or of the church; an unbeliever; -- a term assumed by deists and skeptics in the eighteenth century.
Fresh-water (a.) Of, pertaining to, or living in, water not salt; as, fresh-water geological deposits; a fresh-water fish; fresh-water mussels.
Fresh-water (a.) Accustomed to sail on fresh water only; unskilled as a seaman; as, a fresh-water sailor.
Fresh-water (a.) Unskilled; raw.
Frue vanner () A moving, inc
Gallinipper (n.) A large mosquito.
Gang-flower (n.) The common English milkwort (Polygala vulgaris), so called from blossoming in gang week.
Gastronomer (n.) One fond of good living; an epicure.
Generalizer (n.) One who takes general or comprehensive views.
Gerrymander (v. t.) To divide (a State) into districts for the choice of representatives, in an unnatural and unfair way, with a view to give a political party an advantage over its opponent.
Gillyflower (n.) A name given by old writers to the clove pink (Dianthus Caryophyllus) but now to the common stock (Matthiola incana), a cruciferous plant with showy and fragrant blossoms, usually purplish, but often pink or white.
Gillyflower (n.) A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red color, and having a large core.
Glass maker (n.) Alt. of Glassmaker
Glaucometer (n.) See Gleucometer.
Gleucometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the specific gravity and ascertaining the quantity of sugar contained in must.
Globeflower (n.) A plant of the genus Trollius (T. Europaeus), found in the mountainous parts of Europe, and producing handsome globe-shaped flowers.
Globeflower (n.) The American plant Trollius laxus.
Goddaughter (n.) A female for whom one becomes sponsor at baptism.
Gold-hammer (n.) The yellow-hammer.
Gonfalonier (n.) He who bears the gonfalon; a standard bearer
Gonfalonier (n.) An officer at Rome who bears the standard of the Church.
Gonfalonier (n.) The chief magistrate of any one of several republics in mediaeveal Italy.
Gonfalonier (n.) A Turkish general, and standard keeper.
Gormandizer (n.) A greedy, voracious eater; a gormand; a glutton.
Grandfather (n.) A father's or mother's father; an ancestor in the next degree above the father or mother in
Grandmother (n.) The mother of one's father or mother.
Grasshopper (n.) In ordinary square or upright pianos of London make, the escapement lever or jack, so made that it can be taken out and replaced with the key; -- called also the hopper.
Gravedigger (n.) A digger of graves.
Gravedigger (n.) See Burying beetle, under Bury, v. t.
Greenbacker (n.) One of those who supported greenback or paper money, and opposed the resumption of specie payments.
Greengrocer (n.) A retailer of vegetables or fruits in their fresh or green state.
Greenlander (n.) A native of Greenland.
Haberdasher (n.) A dealer in small wares, as tapes, pins, needles, and thread; also, a hatter.
Haberdasher (n.) A dealer in drapery goods of various descriptions, as laces, silks, trimmings, etc.
Hairdresser (n.) One who dresses or cuts hair; a barber.
Half-sister (n.) A sister by one parent only.
Handicapper (n.) One who determines the conditions of a handicap.
Handkercher (n.) A handkerchief.
Head-hunter (n.) A member of any tribe or race of savages who have the custom of decapitating human beings and preserving their heads as trophies. The Dyaks of Borneo are the most noted head-hunters.
Heliotroper (n.) The person at a geodetic station who has charge of the heliotrope.
Hereinafter (adv.) In the following part of this (writing, document, speech, and the like).
High-holder (n.) The flicker; -- called also high-hole.
Homesteader (n.) One who has entered upon a portion of the public land with the purpose of acquiring ownership of it under provisions of the homestead law, so called; one who has acquired a homestead in this manner.
Honeysucker (n.) See Honey eater, under Honey.
Horse power () The power which a horse exerts.
Horse power () A machine worked by a horse, for driving other machinery; a horse motor.
Householder (n.) The master or head of a family; one who occupies a house with his family.
Housekeeper (n.) One who occupies a house with his family; a householder; the master or mistress of a family.
Housekeeper (n.) One who does, or oversees, the work of keeping house; as, his wife is a good housekeeper; often, a woman hired to superintend the servants of a household and manage the ordinary domestic affairs.
Housekeeper (n.) One who exercises hospitality, or has a plentiful and hospitable household.
Housekeeper (n.) One who keeps or stays much at home.
Housekeeper (n.) A house dog.
Indigometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the strength of an indigo solution, as in volumetric analysis.
Intensifier (n.) One who or that which intensifies or strengthens; in photography, an agent used to intensify the lights or shadows of a picture.
Intercepter (n.) One who, or that which, intercepts.
Interpreter (n.) One who or that which interprets, explains, or expounds; a translator; especially, a person who translates orally between two parties.
Interrupter (n.) One who, or that which, interrupts.
Interrupter (n.) A device for opening and closing an electrical circuit; a vibrating spring or tuning fork, arranged to make and break a circuit at rapidly recurring intervals, by the action of the current itself.
Interviewer (n.) One who interviews; especially, one who obtains an interview with another for the purpose of eliciting his opinions or obtaining information for publication.
Intromitter (n.) One who intromits.
July-flower (n.) See Gillyflower.
Labidometer (n.) A forceps with a measuring attachment for ascertaining the size of the fetal head.
Lady-killer (n.) A gallant who captivates the hearts of women.
Lamplighter (n.) One who, or that which, lights a lamp; esp., a person who lights street lamps.
Lamplighter (n.) The calico bass.
Lavoltateer (n.) A dancer of the lavolta.
Leaseholder (n.) A tenant under a lease.
Liberalizer (n.) One who, or that which, liberalizes.
Liquidamber (n.) See Liquidambar.
Literalizer (n.) A literalist.
Logographer (n.) A chronicler; one who writes history in a condensed manner with short simple sentences.
Logographer (n.) One skilled in logography.
Longiroster (n.) One of the Longirostres.
Long primer () A kind of type, in size between small pica and bourgeois.
Lotus-eater (n.) Alt. of Lotos-eater
Lotos-eater (n.) One who ate the fruit or leaf of the lotus, and, as a consequence, gave himself up to indolence and daydreams; one of the Lotophagi.
Main-hamper (n.) A hamper to be carried in the hand; a hand basket used in carrying grapes to the press.
Mantuamaker (n.) One who makes dresses, cloaks, etc., for women; a dressmaker.
Marshbanker (n.) Alt. of Marsebanker
Marsebanker (n.) The menhaden.
Masquerader (n.) One who masquerades; a person wearing a mask; one disguised.
Men-pleaser (n.) One whose motive is to please men or the world, rather than God.
Meritmonger (n.) One who depends on merit for salvation.
Mezzotinter (n.) One who engraves in mezzotint.
Mimographer (n.) A writer of mimes.
Mineralizer (n.) An element which is combined with a metal, thus forming an ore. Thus, in galena, or lead ore, sulphur is a mineralizer; in hematite, oxygen is a mineralizer.
Minnesinger (n.) A love-singer; specifically, one of a class of German poets and musicians who flourished from about the middle of the twelfth to the middle of the fourteenth century. They were chiefly of noble birth, and made love and beauty the subjects of their verses.
Mint-master (n.) The master or superintendent of a mint. Also used figuratively.
Misbeliever (n.) One who believes wrongly; one who holds a false religion.
Misinformer (n.) One who gives or incorrect information.
Misobserver (n.) One who misobserves; one who fails to observe properly.
Misremember (v. t. & i.) To mistake in remembering; not to remember correctly.
Monarchizer (n.) One who monarchizes; also, a monarchist.
Money-maker (n.) One who coins or prints money; also, a counterfeiter of money.
Money-maker (n.) One who accumulates money or wealth; specifically, one who makes money-getting his governing motive.
Monographer (n.) A writer of a monograph.
Monopolizer (n.) One who monopolizes.
Montgolfier (n.) A balloon which ascends by the buoyancy of air heated by a fire; a fire balloon; -- so called from two brothers, Stephen and Joseph Montgolfier, of France, who first constructed and sent up a fire balloon.
Mosstrooper (n.) One of a class of marauders or bandits that formerly infested the border country between England and Scotland; -- so called in allusion to the mossy or boggy character of much of the border country.
Mountaineer (n.) An inhabitant of a mountain; one who lives among mountains.
Mountaineer (n.) A rude, fierce person.
Mountaineer (v. i.) To lie or act as a mountaineer; to climb mountains.
Napha water () A perfume distilled from orange flowers.
Necromancer (n.) One who practices necromancy; a sorcerer; a wizard.
Neutralizer (n.) One who, or that which, neutralizes; that which destroys, disguises, or renders inert the peculiar properties of a body.
News-letter (n.) A circular letter, written or printed for the purpose of disseminating news. This was the name given to the earliest English newspapers.
News-writer (n.) One who gathered news for, and wrote, news-letters.
Nine-killer (n.) The northern butcher bird.
Ninnyhammer (n.) A simpleton; a silly person.
Noon-flower (n.) The goat's beard, whose flowers close at midday.
Northeaster (n.) A storm, strong wind, or gale, coming from the northeast.
Northwester (n.) A storm or gale from the northwest; a strong northwest wind.
Omphalopter (n.) Alt. of Omphaloptic
Orthocenter (n.) That point in which the three perpendiculars let fall from the angles of a triangle upon the opposite sides, or the sides produced, mutually intersect.
Outmaneuver (v. t.) Alt. of Outmanoeuvre
Overflutter (v. t.) To flutter over.
Overleather (n.) Upper leather.
Overreacher (n.) One who overreaches; one who cheats; a cheat.
Overweather (v. t.) To expose too long to the influence of the weather.
Palissander (n.) Violet wood.
Palissander (n.) Rosewood.
Pamphleteer (n.) A writer of pamphlets; a scribbler.
Pamphleteer (v. i.) To write or publish pamphlets.
Paragrapher (n.) A writer of paragraphs; a paragraphist.
Paraphraser (n.) One who paraphrases.
Parishioner (n.) One who belongs to, or is connected with, a parish.
Paternoster (n.) The Lord's prayer, so called from the first two words of the Latin version.
Paternoster (n.) A beadlike ornament in moldings.
Paternoster (n.) A
Pentaconter (n.) See Penteconter.
Penteconter (n.) A Grecian vessel with fifty oars.
Pentecoster (n.) An officer in the Spartan army commanding fifty men.
Personifier (n.) One who personifies.
Pettifogger (n.) A lawyer who deals in petty cases; an attorney whose methods are mean and tricky; an inferior lawyer.
Phenicopter (n.) A flamingo.
Philanderer (n.) One who hangs about women; a male flirt.
Philosopher (n.) One who philosophizes; one versed in, or devoted to, philosophy.
Philosopher (n.) One who reduces the principles of philosophy to practice in the conduct of life; one who lives according to the rules of practical wisdom; one who meets or regards all vicissitudes with calmness.
Philosopher (n.) An alchemist.
Phrenologer (n.) A phrenologist.
Physiologer (n.) A physiologist.
Plank-sheer (n.) The course of plank laid horizontally over the timberheads of a vessel's frame.
Plessimeter (n.) See Pleximeter.
Pluviameter (n.) See Pluviometer.
Pluviometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the amount of rainfall at any place in a given time; a rain gauge.
Pneumometer (n.) A spirometer.
Polarimeter (n.) An instrument for determining the amount of polarization of light, or the proportion of polarized light, in a partially polarized ray.
Popularizer (n.) One who popularizes.
Prediscover (v. t.) To discover beforehand.
Probationer (n.) One who is undergoing probation; one who is on trial; a novice.
Probationer (n.) A student in divinity, who, having received certificates of good morals and qualifications from his university, is admitted to several trials by a presbytery, and, on acquitting himself well, is licensed to preach.
Psilosopher (n.) A superficial or narrow pretender to philosophy; a sham philosopher.
Quacksalver (n.) One who boasts of his skill in medicines and salves, or of the efficacy of his prescriptions; a charlatan; a quack; a mountebank.
Questmonger (n.) One who lays informations, and encourages petty lawsuits.
Quicksilver (a.) The metal mercury; -- so called from its resemblance to liquid silver.
Rack-renter (n.) One who is subjected to paying rack-rent.
Rack-renter (n.) One who exacts rack-rent.
Recommender (n.) One who recommends.
Recompenser (n.) One who recompenses.
Reconnoiter (v. t.) Alt. of Reconnoitre
Replenisher (n.) One who replenishes.
Reprehender (n.) One who reprehends.
Representer (n.) One who shows, exhibits, or describes.
Representer (n.) A representative.
Reprimander (n.) One who reprimands.
Republisher (n.) One who republishes.
Reversioner (n.) One who has a reversion, or who is entitled to lands or tenements, after a particular estate granted is terminated.
Roughcaster (n.) One who roughcasts.
Roughsetter (n.) A mason who builds rough stonework.
Rudesheimer (n.) A German wine made near Rudesheim, on the Rhine.
Rule-monger (n.) A stickler for rules; a slave of rules
Rushbuckler (n.) A bullying and violent person; a braggart; a swashbuckler.
Salinometer (n.) A salimeter.
Sclerometer (n.) An instrument for determining with accuracy the degree of hardness of a mineral.
Scrutinizer (n.) One who scrutinizes.
Sea-blubber (n.) A jellyfish.
Sea feather () Any gorgonian which branches in a plumelike form.
Sea monster () Any large sea animal.
Sea poacher () Alt. of Sea poker
Seismometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the direction, duration, and force of earthquakes and like concussions.
Self-murder (a.) Suicide.
Self-seeker (n.) One who seeks only his own interest, advantage, or pleasure.
Septemberer (n.) A Setembrist.
Sesquialter (a.) Sesquialteral.
Sesquialter (n.) Alt. of Sesquialtera
Shad-waiter (n.) A lake whitefish; the roundfish. See Roundfish.
Sharebroker (n.) A broker who deals in railway or other shares and securities.
Shareholder (n.) One who holds or owns a share or shares in a joint fund or property.
Sheepmaster (n.) A keeper or feeder of sheep; also, an owner of sheep.
Shinplaster (n.) Formerly, a jocose term for a bank note greatly depreciated in value; also, for paper money of a denomination less than a dollar.
Shipbuilder (n.) A person whose occupation is to construct ships and other vessels; a naval architect; a shipwright.
Six-shooter (n.) A pistol or other firearm which can be fired six times without reloading especially, a six-chambered revolver.
Slaughterer (n.) One who slaughters.
Slaveholder (n.) One who holds slaves.
Sleepwalker (n.) One who walks in his sleep; a somnambulist.
Sockdolager (n.) That which finishes or ends a matter; a settler; a poser, as a heavy blow, a conclusive answer, and the like.
Sockdolager (n.) A combination of two hooks which close upon each other, by means of a spring, as soon as the fish bites.
Somewhither (adv.) To some indeterminate place; to some place or other.
Southeaster (n.) A storm, strong wind, or gale coming from the southeast.
Southeaster (adv.) Toward the southeast.
Southwester (n.) A storm, gale, or strong wind from the southwest.
Southwester (n.) A hat made of painted canvas, oiled cloth, or the like, with a flap at the back, -- worn in stormy weather.
Spectioneer (n.) Same as Specsioneer.
Speechifier (n.) One who makes a speech or speeches; an orator; a declaimer.
Speechmaker (n.) One who makes speeches; one accustomed to speak in a public assembly.
Spherometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the curvature of spherical surface, as of lenses for telescope, etc.
Spurn-water (n.) A channel at the end of a deck to restrain the water.
Stadtholder (n.) Formerly, the chief magistrate of the United Provinces of Holland; also, the governor or lieutenant governor of a province.
Stageplayer (n.) An actor on the stage; one whose occupation is to represent characters on the stage; as, Garrick was a celebrated stageplayer.
Stakeholder (n.) The holder of a stake; one with whom the bets are deposited when a wager is laid.
Staktometer (n.) A drop measurer; a glass tube tapering to a small orifice at the point, and having a bulb in the middle, used for finding the number of drops in equal quantities of different liquids. See Pipette.
Statemonger (n.) One versed in politics, or one who dabbles in state affairs.
Stem-winder (n.) A stem-winding watch.
Stepbrother (n.) A brother by the marriage of one's father with the mother of another, or of one's mother with the father of another.
Stereometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the solid contents of a body, or the capacity of a vessel; a volumenometer.
Stereometer (n.) An instrument for determining the specific gravity of liquid bodies, porous bodies, and powders, as well as solids.
Stereotyper (n.) One who stereotypes; one who makes stereotype plates, or works in a stereotype foundry.
Stethometer (n.) An apparatus for measuring the external movements of a given point of the chest wall, during respiration; -- also called thoracometer.
Stockbroker (n.) A broker who deals in stocks.
Stockholder (n.) One who is a holder or proprietor of stock in the public funds, or in the funds of a bank or other stock company.
Stockjobber (n.) One who speculates in stocks for gain; one whose occupation is to buy and sell stocks. In England a jobber acts as an intermediary between brokers.
Stonecutter (n.) One whose occupation is to cut stone; also, a machine for dressing stone.
Stonerunner (n.) The ring plover, or the ringed dotterel.
Stonerunner (n.) The dotterel.
Storekeeper (n.) A man in charge of stores or goods of any kind; as, a naval storekeeper.
Storekeeper (n.) One who keeps a "store;" a shopkeeper. See 1st Store, 3.
Strengthner (n.) See Strengthener.
Strepsipter (n.) Alt. of Strepsipteran
Subminister (v. t.) To supply; to afford.
Subminister (v. i.) To be subservient; to be useful.
Superheater (n.) An apparatus for superheating steam.
Surrenderer (n.) One who surrenders.
Sweepwasher (n.) One who extracts the residuum of precious metals from the sweepings, potsherds, etc., of refineries of gold and silver, or places where these metals are used.
Swordplayer (n.) A fencer; a gladiator; one who exhibits his skill in the use of the sword.
Sympathizer (n.) One who sympathizes.
Taxgatherer (n.) One who collects taxes or revenues.
Telegrapher (n.) One who sends telegraphic messages; a telegraphic operator; a telegraphist.
Ten-pounder (n.) A large oceanic fish (Elops saurus) found in the tropical parts of all the oceans. It is used chiefly for bait.
Tenuiroster (n.) One of the Tenuirostres.
Thanksgiver (n.) One who gives thanks, or acknowledges a kindness.
Theologizer (n.) One who theologizes; a theologian.
Thermometer (n.) An instrument for measuring temperature, founded on the principle that changes of temperature in bodies are accompained by proportional changes in their volumes or dimensions.
Thysanopter (n.) One of the Thysanoptera.
Tilt hammer () A tilted hammer; a heavy hammer, used in iron works, which is lifted or tilted by projections or wipers on a revolving shaft; a trip hammer.
Timepleaser (n.) One who complies with prevailing opinions, whatever they may be; a timeserver.
Toastmaster (n.) A person who presides at a public dinner or banquet, and announces the toasts.
Toothdrawer (n.) One whose business it is to extract teeth with instruments; a dentist.
Toothpicker (n.) A toothpick.
Topographer (n.) One who is skilled in the science of topography; one who describes a particular place, town, city, or tract of land.
Torchbearer (n.) One whose office it is to carry a torch.
Touch-paper (n.) Paper steeped in saltpeter, which burns slowly, and is used as a match for firing gunpowder, and the like.
Trackmaster (n.) One who has charge of the track; -- called also roadmaster.
Traditioner (n.) Alt. of Traditionist
Trainbearer (n.) One who holds up a train, as of a robe.
Transcriber (n.) One who transcribes, or writes from a copy; a copier; a copyist.
Transferrer (n.) One who makes a transfer or conveyance.
Transformer (n.) One who, or that which, transforms. Specif. (Elec.), an apparatus for producing from a given electrical current another current of different voltage.
Transmitter (n.) One who, or that which, transmits; specifically, that portion of a telegraphic or telephonic instrument by means of which a message is sent; -- opposed to receiver.
Transporter (n.) One who transports.
Transsummer (n.) See Transom, 2.
Trechometer (n.) An odometer for vehicles.
Trip hammer () A tilt hammer.
Trochometer (n.) A contrivance for computing the revolutions of a wheel; an odometer.
Truth-lover (n.) One who loves the truth.
Typographer (n.) A printer.
Underbearer (n.) One who supports or sustains; especially, at a funeral, one of those who bear the copse, as distinguished from a bearer, or pallbearer, who helps to hold up the pall.
Underfarmer (n.) An assistant farmer.
Underkeeper (n.) A subordinate keeper or guardian.
Underletter (n.) A tenant or lessee who grants a lease to another.
Underlocker (n.) A person who inspects a mine daily; -- called also underviewer.
Undermaster (n.) A master subordinate to the principal master; an assistant master.
Underproper (n.) One who, or that which, underprops or supports.
Underpuller (n.) One who underpulls.
Undersetter (n.) One who, or that which, undersets or supports; a prop; a support; a pedestal.
Undervaluer (n.) One who undervalues.
Underviewer (n.) See Underlooker.
Underworker (n.) One who underworks.
Underworker (n.) An inferior or subordinate workman.
Underwriter (n.) One who underwrites his name to the conditions of an insurance policy, especially of a marine policy; an insurer.
Upholsterer (n.) One who provides hangings, coverings, cushions, curtains, and the like; one who upholsters.
Van-courier (n.) One sent in advance; an avant-courier; a precursor.
Vaporimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the volume or the tension of any vapor; specifically, an instrument of this sort used as an alcoholometer in testing spirituous liquors.
Velocimeter (n.) An apparatus for measuring speed, as of machinery or vessels, but especially of projectiles.
Versemonger (n.) A writer of verses; especially, a writer of commonplace poetry; a poetaster; a rhymer; -- used humorously or in contempt.
Vinedresser (n.) One who cultivates, prunes, or cares for, grapevines; a laborer in a vineyard.
Volkslieder (pl. ) of Volkslied
Water adder () The water moccasin.
Water adder () The common, harmless American water snake (Tropidonotus sipedon). See Illust. under Water Snake.
Water elder () The guelder-rose.
Waterlander (n.) Alt. of Waterlandian
Water meter () A contrivance for measuring a supply of water delivered or received for any purpose, as from a street main.
Water power () The power of water employed to move machinery, etc.
Water power () A fall of water which may be used to drive machinery; a site for a water mill; a water privilege.
Water tiger () A diving, or water, beetle, especially the larva of a water beetle. See Illust. b of Water beetle.
Water tower () A large metal pipe made to be extended vertically by sections, and used for discharging water upon burning buildings.
Water viper () See Water moccasin.
Weighmaster (n.) One whose business it is to weigh ore, hay, merchandise, etc.; one licensed as a public weigher.
Well-meaner (n.) One whose intention is good.
Well-willer (n.) One who wishes well, or means kindly.
Wheresoe'er (adv.) Wheresoever.
Wheresoever (adv.) In what place soever; in whatever place; wherever.
Whichsoever (pron. & a.) Whether one or another; whether one or the other; which; that one (of two or more) which; as, whichever road you take, it will lead you to town.
Whitewasher (n.) One who whitewashes.
White-water (n.) A dangerous disease of sheep.
Whitleather (n.) Leather dressed or tawed with alum, salt, etc., remarkable for its pliability and toughness; white leather.
Whitleather (n.) The paxwax. See Paxwax.
Wheremaster (n.) A man who practices lewdness; a lecher; a whoremonger.
Wheremaster (n.) One keeps or procures whores for others; a pimp; a procurer.
Whoremonger (n.) A whoremaster; a lecher; a man who frequents the society of whores.
Whosesoever (pron.) The possessive of whosoever. See Whosoever.
Widow-maker (n.) One who makes widows by destroying husbands.
Wind-sucker (n.) A horse given to wind-sucking
Wind-sucker (n.) The kestrel.
Wire-drawer (n.) One who draws metal into wire.
Wire-puller (n.) One who pulls the wires, as of a puppet; hence, one who operates by secret means; an intriguer.
Wire-worker (n.) One who manufactures articles from wire.
Wit-cracker (n.) One who breaks jests; a joker.
Withstander (n.) One who withstands, or opposes; an opponent; a resisting power.
Wit-snapper (n.) One who affects repartee; a wit-cracker.
Witticaster (n.) A witling.
Woodcracker (n.) The nuthatch.
Woodknacker (n.) The yaffle.
Xylographer (n.) One who practices xylography.
Yellowammer (n.) See Yellow-hammer.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".