Definition of farrier in English:


Pronunciation /ˈferēər/ /ˈfɛriər/

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  • A craftsman who trims and shoes horses' hooves.

    ‘He worked as a farrier, shoeing horses at the Middleburg training track and the surrounding area.’
    • ‘Then too, teamsters, stable boys, and farriers were all needed to tend the horses.’
    • ‘There has been a shortage of farriers to shoe the thousands of both thoroughbred and sport horses in the country.’
    • ‘There were three farriers in action, shoeing horses and making the horseshoes, much to the fascination of onlookers.’
    • ‘It's already happening: vets, farriers, nutritionists and saddlers are working together and the benefits of complementary techniques that are backed up by science are being recognised.’
    • ‘He also maintains a list of holistic vets and approved therapists, remedial farriers and saddlers.’
    • ‘Nailing the shoe onto the horse is among the farrier's most crucial jobs.’
    • ‘If 17 jockeys, trainers, farriers, yes, farriers, and hangers on, have been caught in the UK, how many have not been caught?’
    • ‘It depicts a scene of purposeful activity - farriers shoeing; grooms tending huge chargers; a vet and orderly serjeant inspecting; men sweeping; cavalrymen feeding horses.’
    • ‘You must find a good farrier that is willing to work with a performance horse and keep those hooves in good shape.’
    • ‘You may want to check with your farrier or vet to see if your horse needs biotin.’
    • ‘With the knowledge and skill of many farriers today, they are very capable.’
    • ‘Those horses that have laminitis will frequently have subsolar abscesses and require attention from your farrier and/or veterinarian.’
    • ‘He also held a trainer's license in California, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas, and was licensed as a farrier in both Oklahoma and Texas.’
    • ‘He is a lovely little horse who's improved a lot, and full marks to the farrier for doing such a fine job.’
    • ‘The case also addresses whether compensation should be paid to those who suffer as a result of the ban, such as farriers, saddlers and feed merchants.’
    • ‘He is a veterinary surgeon, a farrier and horsebreaker.’
    • ‘Ireland has produced more than its share of quality horses, breeders, trainers, grooms, farriers, jockeys, head lads and punters.’
    • ‘This would inevitably lead to loss of income or worse for vets, farriers, kennels, saddle-makers, etc, etc.’
    • ‘There are farriers in the country who rely solely on shoeing hunt horses in the winter months to see them through the summer.’


Mid 16th century from Old French ferrier, from Latin ferrarius, from ferrum ‘iron, horseshoe’.