Definition of taxidermist in English:

taxidermist

noun

  • A person who practises taxidermy.

    • ‘Having qualified as a taxidermist from the North-Western School of Taxidermy, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.A. in 1969, Gerry set up a taxidermy studio and fur exporting business in 1975.’
    • ‘Leaving his position at Browning High School, Scriver focused his attention on developing a career as a professional taxidermist.’
    • ‘There is also a selection of photographs from 1905-1915 of taxidermists, dancing bears and various dead animals.’
    • ‘He described how once the animals are killed they are sent to a taxidermist in South Africa, where they are stuffed, mounted and then sent to the UK.’
    • ‘By the 1880s almost every town and village had a professional taxidermist.’
    • ‘John Gould made his name as a taxidermist and was a curator and preserver to the Zoological Society, in London.’
    • ‘A friend who is a taxidermist has kept the fox in a freezer, but Jason, from Audenshaw, is unsure whether to have the animal stuffed.’
    • ‘A range of strange creatures has been rejuvenated at a taxidermist and returned to the museum last week to be joined by live tropical animals for the ‘hands on’ display.’
    • ‘The interviews with taxidermists were horrifying, astonishing, strangely touching and stark, staring bonkers.’
    • ‘One thing unites the animals: they are all dead but stuffed by taxidermists at Edinburgh's Royal Museum on Chambers Street.’
    • ‘In 1824 Gould set up his taxidermy business in London and became the first taxidermist to enjoy royal patronage when he stuffed a Thick Knee'd Bustard for King George IV.’
    • ‘During a shoot at a taxidermist's office, they ran into some difficulties.’
    • ‘Wulsin referred to his bearers, cooks and taxidermists as his ‘army’.’
    • ‘The warped handiwork of a taxidermist has given almost all of the stuffed animals odd expressions.’
    • ‘The taxidermists will first remove the pet's internal organs which can be returned for burial at the request of the pet owner.’
    • ‘In addition, they visited a taxidermist who instructed them in the science of preserving lifelike specimens.’
    • ‘Discussing the work with the artist, I find out the subjects were not alive in the great outdoors, but are actually a taxidermist's handiwork on display at the Smithsonian.’
    • ‘Unlike a hunting trophy that the taxidermist immortalizes as a token of man's domination over nature, stuffed animals are objects without a lived past.’
    • ‘About 100 cases occur each year in pet shop owners, poultry raisers, poultry processing plant employees, pigeon fanciers, taxidermists, and zoo attendants.’
    • ‘They've raised the ire of more conservative taxidermists, and no doubt raised the stomach contents of many art fans.’

Pronunciation

taxidermist

/ˌtaksɪˈdəːmɪst/