Definition of handfaster in English:

handfaster

noun

historical
  • A person who performs or presides over a marriage or handfasting ceremony (also figurative).

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Taverner (?1505–1575), translator and evangelical reformer. From handfast + -er.

Pronunciation

handfaster

/ˈhan(d)fastə//ˈhan(d)fɑːstə/