Definitions for fullerˈfʊl ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

full•erˈfʊl ər(n.)

  1. a person who fulls cloth.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of fuller:

bef. 1000; ME; OE fullere < L fullō fuller; see -er1

full•erˈfʊl ər(n.)

  1. a hammer, semicircular in cross section, used for grooving and spreading iron.

    Category: Metallurgy

  2. a groove running along the flat of a sword blade.

Origin of fuller:


full•erˈfʊl ər

  1. Category: Common Vocabulary

    Ref: comparative of full1. 1

Ful•lerˈfʊl ər(n.)

  1. R(ichard) Buckminster, 1895–1983, U.S. engineer, designer, and architect.

    Category: Biography

  2. (Sarah) Margaret (Marchioness Ossoli), 1810–50, U.S. author and literary critic.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Fuller, Melville W. Fuller, Melville Weston Fuller(noun)

    United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910)

  2. Fuller, Buckminster Fuller, R. Buckminster Fuller, Richard Buckminster Fuller(noun)

    United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983)

  3. fuller(noun)

    a workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth for a living


  1. Fuller(ProperNoun)

    for a person who fulls cloth.

  2. Origin: Origin unknown.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fuller(verb)

    one whose occupation is to full cloth

  2. Fuller(adj)

    a die; a half-round set hammer, used for forming grooves and spreading iron; -- called also a creaser

  3. Fuller(verb)

    to form a groove or channel in, by a fuller or set hammer; as, to fuller a bayonet


  1. Fuller

    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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