Definition of Leaner

1. Noun. (horseshoes) the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against (but not encircle) the stake.

Generic synonyms: Throw
Category relationships: Horseshoes, Quoits
Derivative terms: Lean, Lean



Definition of Leaner

1. Adjective. (comparative of lean) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Leaner

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leaner

lean'd
lean, finely textured beef
lean-to
lean-to tent
lean-tos
lean-witted
lean against
lean and mean
lean back
lean client
lean clients
lean finely textured beef
lean on
lean towards
leaned
leaner (current term)
leaners
leanest
leaneth
leaning
leaning against
leaning board
leaningly
leanings
leanly
leanness
leannesses
leans
leant
leanwash

Literary usage of Leaner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bookman (1903)
"... every one who has had anything to do with the care and feeding of authors knows that rougher usage and a leaner diet are what they most need to-day. ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Foundations, Explaining Fully the Principles by William Macfarland Patton (1893)
"There is a tendency at present to use leaner mixtures for concrete-steel work than ... The danger from using leaner mixtures lies in the fact that a more ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1902)
"leaner, 23 Pa. 33S. In this case there was another consideration, but the court seems lo take the view thnt the moral consideration alone would have been ..."

4. A Collection of Occasional Surveys of Iron, Coal and Oil Districts in the by J. Peter Lesley (1874)
"... of the leaner interval between, and allow one ton to the yard in consideration of the size and quantity of lump ore, and we have 750000 tons. FIG. 32. ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on Foundations, Explaining Fully the Principles by William Macfarland Patton (1906)
"There is a tendency at present to use leaner mixtures for concrete-steel work than ... The danger from using leaner mixtures lies in the fact that a more ..."

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