a person whose occupation it is to tan hides.
comparative of tan1 .
British Slang. a sixpenny piece.
[os-uh-wuh] /ˈɒs ə wə/ (Show IPA), 1859–1937, U.S. painter, in France after 1891.
verb (used with object), tanned, tanning.
to convert (a hide) into leather, especially by soaking or steeping in a bath prepared from tanbark or synthetically.
to make brown by exposure to ultraviolet rays, as of the sun.
Informal. to thrash; spank.
verb (used without object), tanned, tanning.
to become tanned.
the brown color imparted to the skin by exposure to the sun or open air.
yellowish brown; light brown.
adjective, tanner, tannest.
of the color of tan; yellowish-brown.
used in or relating to tanning processes, materials, etc.
tan someone’s hide, Informal. to beat someone soundly:
She threatened to tan our hides if she found us on her property again.
a person who tans skins and hides
(Brit) (formerly) an informal word for sixpence
the brown colour produced by the skin after intensive exposure to ultraviolet rays, esp those of the sun
a light or moderate yellowish-brown colour
short for tanbark
verb tans, tanning, tanned
to go brown or cause to go brown after exposure to ultraviolet rays: she tans easily
to convert (a skin or hide) into leather by treating it with a tanning agent, such as vegetable tannins, chromium salts, fish oils, or formaldehyde
(transitive) (slang) to beat or flog
adjective tanner, tannest
of the colour tan: tan gloves
used in or relating to tanning
tangent (sense 2)
Abbreviation of tangent
teeny area network
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noun, plural tanneries. 1. a place where tanning is carried on. noun (pl) -neries 1. a place or building where skins and hides are tanned
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