tester
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈtɛstə/
Noun

tester (plural testers)

  1. A canopy over a bed.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, III.13:
      And I could as hardly spare my gloves as my shirt, or forbeare washing of my hands both in the mornng and rising from the table, or lye in a bed without a testerne and curtaines about it, as of most necessary things.
    • No testers to the bed, and the saddles and portmanteaus heaped on me to keep off the cold.
  2. Something that overhangs something else; especially a canopy or soundboard over a pulpit.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby Dick, chapter 11:
      With our shaggy jackets drawn about our shoulders, we now passed the Tomahawk from one to the other, till slowly there grew over us a blue hanging tester of smoke, illuminated by the flame of the new-lit lamp.
Noun

tester (plural testers)

  1. A person who administers a test.
  2. A device used for testing.
  3. (Australia, slang, obsolete) A punishment of 25 lashes (strokes of a whip) across a person′s back.
  4. A sample of perfume available in a shop for customers to try before they buy.
  5. (cycling) A cyclist who focuses on success in time trials.
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: тестиро́вщик
Noun

tester (plural testers)

  1. An old French#Adjective|French silver#Adjective|silver coin#Noun|coin.
  2. (Britain, slang, dated) A sixpence.
    Synonyms: teston, tizzy

Tester
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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