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Definition of "tannery" [tan•ner•y]

  • An establishment where hides are tanned. (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 "tannery" in a sentence
  • "The latter he manufactured himself, and his tannery was the largest in Croye."
  • "The tannery is the latest signal of the digital economy's expansion into Kitchener Centre - a blue-collar riding buffeted by the decline in traditional manufacturing - from its much wealthier neighbour, the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo, home to global tech giant Research In Motion and the University of Waterloo."
  • "Certain industrial wastes not amenable to any presently known form of treatment, such as tannery discharges at Petersburg, West"