Definition of Curber

1. Noun. Someone or something which curbs. ¹



2. Noun. (context: historical slang) A type of thief who used a ‘curb’ or hooked pole to steal things through open windows. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Curber

1. one that curbs [n -S] - See also: curbs

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curber

curb appeal
curb bit
curb bits
curb market
curb number
curb roof
curb roofs
curb service
curb stomp
curb stomped
curb stomping
curb stomps
curb tenotomy
curbable
curbed
curber (current term)
curbers
curbing
curbings
curbless
curbs
curbside
curbsides
curbstone
curbstoner
curbstoners
curbstones
curby hock
curcas
curch

Literary usage of Curber

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1. Anecdotes of Literature and Scarce Books by William Beloe (1814)
"But first must the curber play his prize, and that is with an iron about nine feet in length, ... Whatsoever the curber with his angle fishes for and takes, ..."

2. Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at Somerset House by James Henry Lea (1904)
"Alee Kingson; Johan Downe of Plymouth; John curber, son of George ... deed.; Anne curber of Plymouth, hou. wh. she dwells; ..."

3. The Tyro's Dictionary, Latin and English: Comprehending the More Usual by John Mair, David Phineas Adams (1809)
"Oppressor, oris. m. a crusher, an oppressor, a curber. ... oris. m. a restrainer, a curber. Suppressio, onis. f. a suppressing, a keeping back. ..."

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