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ˈfær i ərfar·ri·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farrier, horseshoer(noun)

    a person who shoes horses


  1. farrier(Noun)

    A person who maintains the health and balance of the horse's feet through the trimming of the hoof and placement of horseshoes.

  2. Origin: From ferrier, from ferrarius, from ferrum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Farrier(noun)

    a shoer of horses; a veterinary surgeon

  2. Farrier(verb)

    to practice as a farrier; to carry on the trade of a farrier

  3. Origin: [OE. farrour, ferrer, OF. ferreor, ferrier, LL. Ferrator, ferrarius equorum, from ferrare to shoe a horse, ferrum a horseshoe, fr. L. ferrum iron. Cf. Ferreous.]


  1. Farrier

    A farrier is a specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of horses' hooves and the placing of shoes on their hooves, if necessary. A farrier combines some blacksmith's skills with some veterinarian's skills to care for horses' feet.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Farrier

    far′i-ėr, n. one who shoes horses: one who cures the diseases of horses.—n. Farr′iery, the art of curing the diseases of cattle. [O. Fr. ferrier, through Low L. ferrarius, from L. ferrum, iron.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. farrier

    In a general acceptation of the term, any person who shoes horses, or professes to cure their diseases. In a practical military sense, a man appointed to do the duty of farriery in a troop of cavalry. Troop farriers should be under the immediate superintendence and control of a veterinary surgeon. There is one farrier allowed to each troop of cavalry in the U. S. army.

Editors Contribution

  1. farrier

    A person with the necessary ability, experience, license, qualifications and skills to provide a range of services to maintain the hoof and feet of a variety of horse and other animals.

    Many people gain their farrier skills from local people or a member of their family, others choose to go to college to specialize.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2017  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of farrier in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of farrier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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