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Meaning of TESTER

Pronunciation:  'testur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a flat canopy (especially one over a four-poster bed)
  2. [n]  someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications
 

TESTER is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: examiner, quizzer
 
 See Also: asker, canopy, enquirer, inquirer, querier, questioner

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tes"ter\, n. [OE. testere a headpiece, helmet, OF.
    testiere, F. t[^e]ti[`e]re a head covering, fr. OF. teste the
    head, F. t[^e]te, fr. L. testa an earthen pot, the skull. See
    {Test} a cupel, and cf. {Testi[`e]re}.]
    1. A headpiece; a helmet. [Obs.]
    
             The shields bright, testers, and trappures.
                                                   --Chaucer.
    
    2. A flat canopy, as over a pulpit or tomb. --Oxf. Gross.
    
    3. A canopy over a bed, supported by the bedposts.
    
             No testers to the bed, and the saddles and
             portmanteaus heaped on me to keep off the cold.
                                                   --Walpole.
    
    
  2. \Tes"ter\, n. [For testern, teston, fr. F. teston, fr.
    OF. teste the head, the head of the king being impressed upon
    the coin. See {Tester} a covering, and cf. {Testone},
    {Testoon}.]
    An old French silver coin, originally of the value of about
    eighteen pence, subsequently reduced to ninepence, and later
    to sixpence, sterling. Hence, in modern English slang, a
    sixpence; -- often contracted to {tizzy}. Called also
    {teston}. --Shak.
    
    
 

 

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