Lister meaning

lĭs'tər
A plow equipped with a double moldboard that turns up the soil on each side of the furrow, often having an attached drill for seed planting.
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A plow with a double moldboard, which heaps the earth on both sides of the furrow: it is sometimes combined with a drill that plants seed at the same time.
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A person who compiles a list or lists.
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1st Baron Lister of Lyme Regis 1827-1912; Eng. surgeon: introduced antiseptic surgery.
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British surgeon who, influenced by Pasteur's germ theory of disease, established in 1865 a system of antiseptic measures in hospitals to combat infections. His practices dramatically decreased the number by deaths caused by infection and were gradually adopted in hospitals throughout Europe.
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A spear armed with three or more prongs, for striking fish.
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One who, or that which, lists or produces a listing.
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A person or organisation that creates or maintains lists.
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Origin of lister

  • From list
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition