Origin of fullerMiddle 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 of fuller; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps obsolete full, to make full, complete ; from full
- A hammer used by a blacksmith for grooving or spreading iron.
- A groove made by such a hammer.
Origin of fullerPossibly from full1, to pleat.
From Latin fullo + -er.
(third-person singular simple present fullers, present participle fullering, simple past and past participle fullered)