fuller definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English fullere ; from Classical Latin fullo, probably ; from Indo-European an unverified form bheld-, to strike from source bolt
- a tool used by blacksmiths to hammer grooves into iron
- a groove so made
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps obsolete full, to make full, complete ; from full
- Fuller, (Richard) Buckminster 1895-1983; U.S. engineer, inventor, & philosopher
- Fuller, (Sarah) Margaret (Marchioness Ossoli) 1810-50; U.S. writer, critic, & social reformer
- Fuller, Melville Weston 1833-1910; U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. (1888-1910)
fuller definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A hammer used by a blacksmith for grooving or spreading iron.
- A groove made by such a hammer.
Origin: Possibly from full1, to pleat.
, Melville Weston 1833-1910.
, R(ichard) Buckminster 1895-1983.
, (Sarah) Margaret 1810-1850.