Farrier



[far-ee-er] /ˈfær i ər/

noun, Chiefly British.
1.
a blacksmith.
/ˈfærɪə/
noun (mainly Brit)
1.
a person who shoes horses
2.
(archaic) another name for veterinary surgeon
3.
(military) a noncommissioned officer who looks after horses
n.

1560s, from Middle French ferrier “blacksmith,” from Latin ferrarius “of iron,” also “blacksmith,” from ferrum “iron” (in Medieval Latin, also “horseshoe”); see ferro-. An earlier form of it in English was ferrer, ferrour “ironsmith” (late 12c., as a surname).

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