Preach"er (?), n. [Cf. OF. preeschierre, prescheur, F. precheur, L. praedicator.]


One who preaches; one who discourses publicly on religious subjects.

How shall they hear without a preacher? Rom. x. 14.


One who inculcates anything with earnestness.

No preacher is listened to but Time. Swift.

Preacher bird Zool., a toucan.


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