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Definition of "assayer" []

  • One who assays, or performs chemical tests on metals. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "assayer" in a sentence
  • "It is assumed that the dry ore of the sampler and of the assayer are the same thing; according to the nature of the ore, this may or may not be the case."
  • "[Footnote: The simple Sayer is also for "assayer," either of metals or of meat and drink -- "essayeur, an essayer; one that tasts, or takes an essay; and particularly, an officer in the mint, who touches every kind of new Coyne before it be delivered out" (Cotgrave)."
  • "When the coins were inspected, the initials of the assayer and the mint mark were immediate identifiers."