Definition of flesher in English:



  • 1Scottish A butcher.

    • ‘The heat of the climate requires that the cook should take the joints directly from the hands of the flesher’
    • ‘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.’
    meat seller, meat merchant, meat trader
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  • 2North American A knife for fleshing hides.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I have just purchased a mini flesher and was surprised that it came with no instructions.’