maintainer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman maintenour, Old French mainteneor, from maintenir (to maintain); with later remodelling of the suffix after -er.

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NounEdit

maintainer (plural maintainers)

  1. Someone who keeps or upholds something.
    • 1526, Bible, tr. William Tyndale, Matthew V:
      Blessed are the maynteyners of peace: for they shalbe called the chyldren of God.
  2. A person who does maintenance work.
  3. (dentistry) A device used to keep teeth in a given position.

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Last modified on 7 October 2013, at 09:09