Definition of assayer in English:

assayer

noun

  • See assay

    • ‘This tribe was far too complex for modern assayers.’
    • ‘Specimens of the metal were sent to expert assayers for analysis.’
    • ‘He concludes that ‘When silver was to be reused, a certain amount was given to the assayer in advance.’’
    • ‘He was offered a position as an assayer at the new Australian mint.’
    • ‘After studying chemistry at University College, London, and working as an assayer in Australia, he returned to University College in 1859 to study political economy, philosophy, and mathematics.’

Pronunciation

assayer

/əˈseɪə/