12 letter words ending in er
Accomplisher (n.) One who accomplishes.
Acknowledger (n.) One who acknowledges.
Admonitioner (n.) Admonisher.
After-dinner (n.) The time just after dinner.
After-dinner (a.) Following dinner; post-prandial; as, an after-dinner nap.
Alcoholmeter (n.) An instrument for determining the strength of spirits, with a scale graduated so as to indicate the percentage of pure alcohol, either by weight or volume. It is usually a form of hydrometer with a special scale.
Americanizer (imp. & p. p.) of Americanize
Amphitheater (n.) Alt. of Amphitheatre
Animadverter (n.) One who animadverts; a censurer; also [Obs.], a chastiser.
Apomecometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the height of objects.
Arcubalister (n.) A crossbowman; one who used the arcubalist.
Arithmometer (n.) A calculating machine.
Armor-bearer (n.) One who carries the armor or arms of another; an armiger.
Barbermonger (n.) A fop.
Bargemastter (n.) The proprietor or manager of a barge, or one of the crew of a barge.
Beach comber () A long, curling wave rolling in from the ocean. See Comber.
Beche de mer () The trepang.
Bird fancier () One who takes pleasure in rearing or collecting rare or curious birds.
Bird fancier () One who has for sale the various kinds of birds which are kept in cages.
Black letter () The old English or Gothic letter, in which the Early English manuscripts were written, and the first English books were printed. It was conspicuous for its blackness. See Type.
Black-letter (a.) Written or printed in black letter; as, a black-letter manuscript or book.
Black-letter (a.) Given to the study of books in black letter; that is, of old books; out of date.
Black-letter (a.) Of or pertaining to the days in the calendar not marked with red letters as saints' days. Hence: Unlucky; inauspicious.
Blanchimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the bleaching power of chloride of lime and potash; a chlorometer.
Bloodshedder (n.) One who sheds blood; a manslayer; a murderer.
Bonnyclabber (n.) Coagulated sour milk; loppered milk; curdled milk; -- sometimes called simply clabber.
Bottleholder (n.) One who attends a pugilist in a prize fight; -- so called from the bottle of water of which he has charge.
Bottleholder (n.) One who assists or supports another in a contest; an abettor; a backer.
Breastsummer (n.) A summer or girder extending across a building flush with, and supporting, the upper part of a front or external wall; a long lintel; a girder; -- used principally above shop windows.
Breechloader (n.) A firearm which receives its load at the breech.
Bridechamber (n.) The nuptial apartment.
Bull terrier () A breed of dogs obtained by crossing the bulldog and the terrier.
Cabinetmaker (n.) One whose occupation is to make cabinets or other choice articles of household furniture, as tables, bedsteads, bureaus, etc.
Calcographer (n.) One who practices calcography.
Calligrapher (n.) One skilled in calligraphy; a good penman.
Candleholder (n.) One who, or that which, holds a candle; also, one who assists another, but is otherwise not of importance.
Candlewaster (n.) One who consumes candles by being up late for study or dissipation.
Carbonometer (n.) An instrument for detecting and measuring the amount of carbon which is present, or more esp. the amount of carbon dioxide, by its action on limewater or by other means.
Carpetbagger (n.) An adventurer; -- a term of contempt for a Northern man seeking private gain or political advancement in the southern part of the United States after the Civil War (1865).
Carpetmonger (n.) One who deals in carpets; a buyer and seller of carpets.
Carpetmonger (n.) One fond of pleasure; a gallant.
Cartographer (n.) One who makes charts or maps.
Cephalometer (n.) An instrument measuring the dimensions of the head of a fetus during delivery.
Cheesemonger (n.) One who deals in cheese.
Chirographer (n.) One who practice the art or business of writing or engrossing.
Chirographer (n.) See chirographist, 2.
Chondrometer (n.) A steelyard for weighting grain.
Chorographer (n.) One who describes or makes a map of a district or region.
Chorographer (n.) A geographical antiquary; one who investigates the locality of ancient places.
Circumcenter (n.) The center of a circle that circumscribes a triangle.
Coadventurer (n.) A fellow adventurer.
Coal-whipper (n.) One who raises coal out of the hold of a ship.
Comet-finder (n.) Alt. of Comet- seeker
Commissioner (n.) A person who has a commission or warrant to perform some office, or execute some business, for the government, corporation, or person employing him; as, a commissioner to take affidavits or to adjust claims.
Commissioner (n.) An officer having charge of some department or bureau of the public service.
Complimenter (n.) One who compliments; one given to complimenting; a flatterer.
Confectioner (n.) A compounder.
Confectioner (n.) One whose occupation it is to make or sell confections, candies, etc.
Confederater (n.) A confederate.
Contradicter (n.) one who contradicts.
Controverser (n.) A disputant.
Controverter (n.) One who controverts; a controversial writer; a controversialist.
Conventicler (n.) One who supports or frequents conventicles.
Conventioner (n.) One who belongs to a convention or assembly.
Cony-catcher (n.) A cheat; a sharper; a deceiver.
Correctioner (n.) One who is, or who has been, in the house of correction.
Cosmographer (n.) One who describes the world or universe, including the heavens and the earth.
Costermonger (n.) An apple seller; a hawker of, or dealer in, any kind of fruit or vegetables; a fruiterer.
Countenancer (n.) One who countenances, favors, or supports.
Craftsmaster (n.) One skilled in his craft or trade; one of superior cunning.
Cross-bearer (n.) A subdeacon who bears a cross before an archbishop or primate on solemn occasions.
Cuckooflower (n.) A species of Cardamine (C. pratensis), or lady's smock. Its leaves are used in salads. Also, the ragged robin (Lychnis Flos-cuculi).
Decarbonizer (n.) He who, or that which, decarbonizes a substance.
Declinometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the declination of the magnetic needle.
Demonstrater (n.) See Demonstrator.
Discommender (n.) One who discommends; a dispraiser.
Discontinuer (n.) One who discontinues, or breaks off or away from; an absentee.
Disenchanter (n.) One who, or that which, disenchants.
Disorganizer (n.) One who disorganizes or causes disorder and confusion.
Disrespecter (n.) One who disrespects.
Double-ender (n.) A vessel capable of moving in either direction, having bow and rudder at each end.
Double-ender (n.) A locomotive with pilot at each end.
Ductilimeter (n.) An instrument for accurately determining the ductility of metals.
Eavesdropper (n.) One who stands under the eaves, or near the window or door of a house, to listen; hence, a secret listener.
Elaterometer (n.) Same as Elatrometer.
Electrepeter (n.) An instrument used to change the direction of electric currents; a commutator.
Electrometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the quantity or intensity of electricity; also, sometimes, and less properly, applied to an instrument which indicates the presence of electricity (usually called an electroscope).
Electrotyper (n.) One who electrotypes.
Encumbrancer (n.) Same as Incumbrancer.
Endosmometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the force or amount of endosmotic action.
Enfranchiser (n.) One who enfranchises.
Ethnographer (n.) One who investigates ethnography.
Evaporometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the quantity of a fluid evaporated in a given time; an atmometer.
Exhibitioner (n.) One who has a pension or allowance granted for support.
Experimenter (n.) One who makes experiments; one skilled in experiments.
Extemporizer (n.) One who extemporizes.
Extensometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the extension of a body, especially for measuring the elongation of bars of iron, steel, or other material, when subjected to a tensile force.
Extinguisher (n.) One who, or that which, extinguishes; esp., a hollow cone or other device for extinguishing a flame, as of a torch or candle.
Fair-weather (a.) Made or done in pleasant weather, or in circumstances involving but little exposure or sacrifice; as, a fair-weather voyage.
Fair-weather (a.) Appearing only when times or circumstances are prosperous; as, a fair-weather friend.
Fault-finder (n.) One who makes a practice of discovering others' faults and censuring them; a scold.
Foundationer (n.) One who derives support from the funds or foundation of a college or school.
Four-wheeler (n.) A vehicle having four wheels.
Galactometer (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the quality of milk (i.e., its richness in cream) by determining its specific gravity; a lactometer.
Galvanometer (n.) An instrument or apparatus for measuring the intensity of an electric current, usually by the deflection of a magnetic needle.
Gila monster () A large tuberculated lizard (Heloderma suspectum) native of the dry plains of Arizona, New Mexico, etc. It is the only lizard known to have venomous teeth.
Globulimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the number of red blood corpuscles in the blood.
Haematometer (n.) Same as Hemadynamometer.
Haematometer (n.) An instrument for determining the number of blood corpuscles in a given quantity of blood.
Hagiographer (n.) One of the writers of the hagiographa; a writer of lives of the saints.
Hairsplitter (n.) One who makes excessively nice or needless distinctions in reasoning; one who quibbles.
Half-brother (n.) A brother by one parent, but not by both.
Haliographer (n.) One who writes about or describes the sea.
Harmonometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the harmonic relations of sounds. It is often a monochord furnished with movable bridges.
Harts clover () Melilot or sweet clover. See Melilot.
Hemadrometer (n.) Alt. of Hemadromometer
High-stepper (n.) A horse that moves with a high step or proud gait; hence, a person having a proud bearing.
Histographer (n.) One who describes organic tissues; an histologist.
Horse-litter (n.) A carriage hung on poles, and borne by and between two horses.
Housebreaker (n.) One who is guilty of the crime of housebreaking.
Housebuilder (n.) One whose business is to build houses; a housewright.
Hunt-counter (n.) A worthless dog that runs back on the scent; a blunderer.
Hydrographer (n.) One skilled in the hydrography; one who surveys, or draws maps or charts of, the sea, lakes, or other waters, with the adjacent shores; one who describes the sea or other waters.
Hymnographer (n.) One who writes on the subject of hymns.
Hymnographer (n.) A writer or composed of hymns.
Iconographer (n.) A maker of images.
Impoverisher (n.) One who, or that which, impoverishes.
Incumbrancer (n.) One who holds an incumbrance, or some legal claim, lien, or charge on an estate.
India rubber () See Caoutchouc.
Inductometer (n.) An instrument for measuring or ascertaining the degree or rate of electrical induction.
Insectologer (n.) An entomologist.
Interchapter (n.) An intervening or inserted chapter.
Intermeddler (n.) One who meddles with, or intrudes into, the affairs of others.
Interpleader (n.) One who interpleads.
Interpleader (n.) A proceeding devised to enable a person, of whom the same debt, duty, or thing is claimed adversely by two or more parties, to compel them to litigate the right or title between themselves, and thereby to relieve himself from the suits which they might otherwise bring against him.
Kathetometer (n.) Same as Cathetometer.
Kirschwasser (n.) An alcoholic liquor, obtained by distilling the fermented juice of the small black cherry.
Klipspringer (n.) A small, graceful South African antelope (Nanotragus oreotragus), which, like the chamois, springs from one crag to another with great agility; -- called also kainsi.
Lady's bower () A climbing plant with fragrant blossoms (Clematis vitalba).
Laemmergeyer (n.) See Lammergeir.
Lake-dweller (n.) See Lake dwellers, under Lake.
Latinitaster (n.) One who has but a smattering of Latin.
Lithoglypher (n.) One who curs or engraves precious stones.
Lithographer (n.) One who lithographs; one who practices lithography.
Live-forever (n.) A plant (Sedum Telephium) with fleshy leaves, which has extreme powers of resisting drought; garden ox-pine.
Loup-cervier (n.) The Canada lynx. See Lynx.
Magnetometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the intensity of magnetic forces; also, less frequently, an instrument for determining any of the terrestrial magnetic elements, as the dip and declination.
Manslaughter (n.) The slaying of a human being; destruction of men.
Manslaughter (n.) The unlawful killing of a man, either in negligenc/ or incidentally to the commission of some unlawful act, but without specific malice, or upon a sudden excitement of anger.
Manufacturer (n.) One who manufactures.
Marcobrunner (n.) A celebrated Rhine wine.
Mastersinger (n.) One of a class of poets which flourished in Nuremberg and some other cities of Germany in the 15th and 16th centuries. They bound themselves to observe certain arbitrary laws of rhythm.
Memorializer (n.) One who petitions by a memorial.
Merchandiser (n.) A trader.
Meteorometer (n.) An apparatus which transmits automatically to a central station atmospheric changes as marked by the anemometer, barometer, thermometer, etc.
Micronometer (n.) An instrument for noting minute portions of time.
Misconceiver (n.) One who misconceives.
Misconstruer (n.) One who misconstrues.
Misworshiper (n.) One who worships wrongly.
Mythographer (n.) A composer of fables.
Mythologizer (n.) One who, or that which, mythologizes.
Nauropometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the amount which a ship heels at sea.
Nephelometer (n.) An instrument for measuring or registering the amount of cloudiness.
Officeholder (n.) An officer, particularly one in the civil service; a placeman.
Orthographer (n.) One versed in orthography; one who spells words correctly.
Osteographer (n.) An osteologist.
Overshadower (n.) One that throws a shade, or shadow, over anything.
Paleographer (n.) One skilled in paleography; a paleographist.
Peacebreaker (n.) One who disturbs the public peace.
Phalangister (n.) Alt. of Phalangistine
Phonographer (n.) One versed or skilled in phonography.
Phonographer (n.) One who uses, or is skilled in the use of, the phonograph. See Phonograph, 2.
Photographer (n.) One who practices, or is skilled in, photography.
Physiognomer (n.) Physiognomist.
Politicaster (n.) A petty politician; a pretender in politics.
Possessioner (n.) A possessor; a property holder.
Possessioner (n.) An invidious name for a member of any religious community endowed with property in lands, buildings, etc., as contrasted with mendicant friars.
Pot-walloper (n.) A voter in certain boroughs of England, where, before the passage of the reform bill of 1832, the qualification for suffrage was to have boiled (walloped) his own pot in the parish for six months.
Pot-walloper (n.) One who cleans pots; a scullion.
Pound/keeper (n.) The keeper of a pound.
Practitioner (n.) One who is engaged in the actual use or exercise of any art or profession, particularly that of law or medicine.
Practitioner (n.) One who does anything customarily or habitually.
Practitioner (n.) A sly or artful person.
Preemptioner (n.) One who holds a prior to purchase certain public land.
Pressiroster (n.) One of a tribe of wading birds (Pressirostres) including those which have a compressed beak, as the plovers.
Processioner (n.) One who takes part in a procession.
Processioner (n.) A manual of processions; a processional.
Processioner (n.) An officer appointed to procession lands.
Proselytizer (n.) One who proselytes.
Pseudohalter (n.) One of the rudimentary front wings of certain insects (Stylops). They resemble the halteres, or rudimentary hind wings, of Diptera.
Psychrometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the tension of the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere, being essentially a wet and dry bulb hygrometer.
Pupillometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the size of the pupil of the pupil of the eye.
Redemptioner (n.) One who redeems himself, as from debt or servitude.
Redemptioner (n.) Formerly, one who, wishing to emigrate from Europe to America, sold his services for a stipulated time to pay the expenses of his passage.
Redistrainer (n.) One who distrains again.
Relinquisher (n.) One who relinquishes.
Remembrancer (n.) One who, or that which, serves to bring to, or keep in, mind; a memento; a memorial; a reminder.
Remembrancer (n.) A term applied in England to several officers, having various functions, their duty originally being to bring certain matters to the attention of the proper persons at the proper time.
Repetitioner (n.) One who repeats.
Resolutioner (n.) One who makes a resolution; one who joins with others in a declaration or resolution; specifically, one of a party in the Scottish Church in the 17th century.
Revolutioner (n.) One who is engaged in effecting a revolution; a revolutionist.
Rhythmometer (n.) An instrument for marking time in musical movements. See Metronome.
Sceneshifter (n.) One who moves the scenes in a theater; a sceneman.
Schoolmaster (n.) The man who presides over and teaches a school; a male teacher of a school.
Schoolmaster (n.) One who, or that which, discip
Screw-driver (n.) A tool for turning screws so as to drive them into their place. It has a thin end which enters the nick in the head of the screw.
Sea colander () A large blackfish seaweed (Agarum Turneri), the frond of which is punctured with many little holes.
Sea cucumber () Any large holothurian, especially one of those belonging to the genus Pentacta, or Cucumaria, as the common American and European species. (P. frondosa).
Sea lavender () See Marsh rosemary, under Marsh.
Semidiameter (n.) Half of a diameter; a right
Sharpshooter (n.) One skilled in shooting at an object with exactness; a good marksman.
Skeletonizer (n.) Any small moth whose larva eats the parenchyma of leaves, leaving the skeleton; as, the apple-leaf skeletonizer.
Skye terrier () See Terrier.
Specksioneer (n.) The chief harpooner, who also directs in cutting up the speck, or blubber; -- so called among whalers.
Spectrometer (n.) A spectroscope fitted for measurements of the luminious spectra observed with it.
Sphigmometer (n.) See Sphygmometer.
Sphygmometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the strength of the pulse beat; a sphygmograph.
Spoilsmonger (n.) One who promises or distributes public offices and their emoluments as the price of services to a party or its leaders.
Stabat Mater () A celebrated Latin hymn, beginning with these words, commemorating the sorrows of the mother of our Lord at the foot of the cross. It is read in the Mass of the Sorrows of the Virgin Mary, and is sung by Catholics when making "the way of the cross" (Via Crucis). See Station, 7 (c).
Stake-driver (n.) The common American bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus); -- so called because one of its notes resembles the sound made in driving a stake into the mud. Called also meadow hen, and Indian hen.
Stenographer (n.) One who is skilled in stenography; a writer of shorthand.
Stepdaughter (n.) A daughter of one's wife or husband by a former marriage.
Stonebrearer (n.) A machine for crushing or hammering stone.
Story-teller (n.) One who tells stories; a narrator of anecdotes,incidents, or fictitious tales; as, an amusing story-teller.
Story-teller (n.) An historian; -- in contempt.
Story-teller (n.) A euphemism or child's word for
Story-writer (n.) One who writes short stories, as for magazines.
Story-writer (n.) An historian; a chronicler.
Straightener (n.) One who, or that which, straightens.
Straw-cutter (n.) An instrument to cut straw for fodder.
Streetwalker (n.) A common prostitute who walks the streets to find customers.
Strengthener (n.) One who, or that which, gives or adds strength.
Strong-water (n.) An acid.
Strong-water (n.) Distilled or ardent spirits; intoxicating liquor.
Subpurchaser (n.) A purchaser who buys from a purchaser; one who buys at second hand.
Subtreasurer (n.) The public officer who has charge of a subtreasury.
Surrejoinder (n.) The answer of a plaintiff to a defendant's rejoinder.
Sward-cutter (n.) A plow for turning up grass land.
Sward-cutter (n.) A lawn mower.
Swashbuckler (n.) A bully or braggadocio; a swaggering, boastful fellow; a swaggerer.
Systematizer (n.) One who systematizes.
Theologaster (n.) A pretender or quack in theology.
Thoracometer (n.) Same as Stethometer.
Three-decker (n.) A vessel of war carrying guns on three decks.
Tithonometer (n.) An instrument or apparatus for measuring or detecting tithonicity; an actinometer.
Tranquilizer (n.) Alt. of Tranquillizer
Transplanter (n.) One who transplants; also, a machine for transplanting trees.
Trucebreaker (n.) One who violates a truce, covenant, or engagement.
Truncheoneer (n.) A person armed with a truncheon.
Truth-teller (n.) One who tells the truth.
Underbuilder (n.) A subordinate or assistant builder.
Underchanter (n.) Same as Subchanter.
Underlaborer (n.) An assistant or subordinate laborer.
Underofficer (n.) A subordinate officer.
Underskinker (n.) Undertapster.
Understander (n.) One who understands, or knows by experience.
Undertapster (n.) Assistant to a tapster.
Vant-courier (n.) An avant-courier. See Van-courier.
Viscosimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the degree of viscosity of liquids, as solutions of gum.
Waistcoateer (n.) One wearing a waistcoat; esp., a woman wearing one uncovered, or thought fit for such a habit; hence, a loose woman; strumpet.
Water-bearer (n.) The constellation Aquarius.
Water canker () See Canker, n., 1.
Water hammer () A vessel partly filled with water, exhausted of air, and hermetically sealed. When reversed or shaken, the water being unimpeded by air, strikes the sides in solid mass with a sound like that of a hammer.
Water hammer () A concussion, or blow, made by water in striking, as against the sides of a pipe or vessel containing it.
Water pepper () Smartweed.
Water pepper () Waterwort.
Water spider () A water mite.
Water spider () Any spider that habitually lives on or about the water, especially the large American species (Dolomedes lanceolatus) which runs rapidly on the surface of water; -- called also raft spider.
Weatherwiser (n.) Something that foreshows the weather.
Whencesoever (adv. & conj.) From what place soever; from what cause or source soever.
Widow-hunter (n.) One who courts widows, seeking to marry one with a fortune.
Word-catcher (n.) One who cavils at words.
Wreck-master (n.) A person appointed by law to take charge of goods, etc., thrown on shore after a shipwreck.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".