Origin of farrierMiddle English ferrour from Old French ferreor from Medieval Latin ferrator from Vulgar Latin an unverified form ferrare, to shoe horses from Classical Latin ferrum, iron
Chiefly Brit. a person who shoes horses; blacksmith; also, sometimes, one who treats the diseases of horses
One who shoes horses.
Origin of farrierObsolete French ferrier from Latin ferrārius of iron, blacksmith from ferrum iron
(third-person singular simple present farriers, present participle farriering, simple past and past participle farriered)
- Her accomplishments included farrier skills and equine care.
- His father was a farrier, but he himself was bred to be a tailor.
- Sure, she brought a farrier in, but that wasn't every day.
- Audley, the farrier and the lawyer were all captured and executed (June I8~ 1497).
- He came, on his father's side, of Thuringian stock, his great-grandfather, Hans Christian Goethe, having been a farrier at Artern-on-the-Unstrut, about the middle of the 17th century.