Pres"ter (?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. , from to kindle or burn, and to blow up, swell out by blowing.]

1.

A meteor or exhalation formerly supposed to be thrown from the clouds with such violence that by collision it is set on fire.

[Obs.]

2. pl.

One of the veins of the neck when swollen with anger or other excitement.

[Obs.]

 

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Pres"ter, n. [OF. prestre. See Priest.]

A priest or presbyter; as, Prester John.

[Obs.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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