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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Parer \Par"er\, n. [From Pare, v. t.] One who, or that which, pares; an instrument for paring.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1570s, agent noun from pare (v.).


n. A tool used to pare things.

  1. n. a manicurist who trims the fingernails

  2. a small sharp knife used in paring fruits or vegetables [syn: paring knife]

Usage examples of "parer".

In his present state, the old man must at least have friends about him, and not cold-blooded pinchers and parers, who had come to dislike him because of his relation to the Trent girls.

We equipped them with apple parers, corers and slicers and set them to work in the basement of the haymaker.

He'd laugh occasionally as he tried to figure out something -an eyelash curler or a broken antique apple parer that Rune bought because she thought it was a medieval weapon.