Definition of crowner in US English:

crowner

noun

  • Coroner.

noun

  • 1A person who crowns someone or something.

  • 2Informal. A heavy fall, especially (more fully "imperial crowner") one in which the person lands on his or her head. Now somewhat dated.

noun

Scottish
historical
  • A military commander, a colonel; specifically the commander of troops raised in one county.

Usage

Now regional or with allusion to Hamlet (see quots. 1604 1604)

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Subsidy Roll, Leicestershire. Alteration of coroner, after crown<br>late Middle English; earliest use found in Promptorium Parvulorum. Partly from crown + -er<br>early 17th century; earliest use found in Diurnal of Remarkable Occurrents. Alteration of colonel, after crown.

Pronunciation

crowner

/ˈkraʊnə/