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Definition of "ormer" [or•mer]

  • Chiefly British An abalone, especially of the species Haliotis tuberculata, found chiefly in the Channel Islands. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ormer" in a sentence
  • "In contrast, the five-year note was the best perf ormer as many investors bought this maturity and sold 30-year securities, taking advantage of the supply dynamics."
  • ""[F] ormer U.S. House of Representatives Page, Real Estate broker, and music composer" Thomas Boyle promises to FINE TUNE AMERICA (probably a joke, but who can tell these days?)."
  • ""The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and that will happen next month," the f ormer manager of a textile factory said."