One who assays, or performs chemical tests on metals.(noun)
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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."