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Webster 1913 Edition


Dosser

Dos′ser

,
Noun.
[LL.
dosserum
, or F.
dossier
bundle of papers, part of a basket resting on the back, fr. L.
dorsum
back. See
Dorsal
, and cf.
Dosel
.]
[Written also
dorser
and
dorsel
.]
1.
A pannier, or basket.
To hire a ripper’s mare, and buy new
dossers
.
Beau. & Fl.
2.
A hanging tapestry; a dorsal.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dosser

DOSSER

,
Noun.
A pannier, or basket, to be carried on the shoulders of men.

Definition 2022


dosser

dosser

English

Noun

dosser (plural dossers)

  1. (Britain, Ireland) Someone who dosses, someone known for avoiding work.
  2. A homeless and jobless person.
Synonyms

Etymology 2

Late Latin dosserum, or French dossier (bundle of papers, part of a basket resting on the back), from Latin dorsum (back). See dorsal.

Alternative forms

Noun

dosser (plural dossers)

  1. A pannier or basket.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      To hire a ripper's mare, and buy new dossers.
  2. A hanging tapestry; a dorsal.

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