One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Scottish A butcher.
meat seller, meat merchant, meat traderView synonyms
- ‘The Council had enacted that the fleshers could not slaughter their beasts outside their booths because of the noise, smell and blood in the street.’
- ‘The heat of the climate requires that the cook should take the joints directly from the hands of the flesher’
2North American A knife for fleshing hides.
- ‘I have just purchased a mini flesher and was surprised that it came with no instructions.’
- ‘I fleshed the hide then tanned and oiled it I am wondering if it is possible to go back and use the flesher on it to smooth it out a little more.’
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