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Definition of "coiner" [coin•er]

  • A person who makes coins (noun)
  • A person who invents words (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "coiner" in a sentence
  • "In place of a coiner was a slender man holding a pomander before his prominent nose."
  • "But it admits of the employment of one person, both as engraver and chief coiner; this we expect may be done, as we presume that any engraver who has been used to work for a coinage, must be well enough acquainted with all the operations of coinage to direct them; and it is an economy worth attention, if we can have the services performed by one officer instead of two, in which case, it is proposed to give him the salary of the chief coiner, that is to say, fifteen hundred dollars"
  • "Although O’Sullivan is better known as the coiner of "manifest destiny" and, among Hawthorne scholars, as the editor of Democratic Review under whose "glorious reign" a large portion of"