Definitions for fullerˈfʊl ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who fulls cloth.
Origin of fuller:
bef. 1000; ME; OE fullere < L fullō fuller; see -er1
a hammer, semicircular in cross section, used for grooving and spreading iron.
a groove running along the flat of a sword blade.
Origin of fuller:
Category: Common Vocabulary
Ref: comparative of full1. 1
R(ichard) Buckminster, 1895–1983, U.S. engineer, designer, and architect.
(Sarah) Margaret (Marchioness Ossoli), 1810–50, U.S. author and literary critic.
Fuller, Melville W. Fuller, Melville Weston Fuller(noun)
United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)
Fuller, Buckminster Fuller, R. Buckminster Fuller, Richard Buckminster Fuller(noun)
United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)
a workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth for a living
for a person who fulls cloth.
Origin: Origin unknown.
one whose occupation is to full cloth
a die; a half-round set hammer, used for forming grooves and spreading iron; -- called also a creaser
to form a groove or channel in, by a fuller or set hammer; as, to fuller a bayonet
A fuller is a rounded or beveled groove or slot in the flat side of a blade. A fuller is often used to lighten the blade, much the way that the shape of an I-beam allows a given amount of strength to be achieved with less material, although it has long been a popular belief that the fuller serves to allow the flow of blood. When combined with proper distal tapers, heat treatment and blade tempering, a fullered blade can be 20% to 35% lighter than a non-fullered blade without any sacrifice of strength or blade integrity. This effect lessens as the blade is reduced in length.
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