• (RP) IPA: /ˈsɜːt͡ʃə/

searcher (plural searchers)

  1. One who searches.
  2. (UK, historical) An officer in London appointed to examine the bodies of the dead, and report the cause of death.
  3. (UK, historical) An officer who apprehended idlers on the street during church hours in Scotland.
  4. A customs officer responsible for searching ships, merchandise, luggage, etc.
  5. An inspector of leather.
  6. An instrument for examining the bore of a cannon, to detect cavities.
  7. An implement for sampling butter.
  8. A sieve or strainer.
  9. An instrument for feeling after calculi in the bladder, etc.

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