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fuller (n.)

"one who fulls cloth," Old English fullere "fuller" (Mark ix.3), from Latin fullo "fuller" (see foil (v.)). The native word is walker. Fuller's earth (silicate of alumina) is recorded by 1520s; so called because it was used in cleansing cloth.

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Definitions of fuller
1
fuller (n.)
a workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth for a living;
2
Fuller (n.)
United States jurist and chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1833-1910);
Synonyms: Melville W. Fuller / Melville Weston Fuller
Fuller (n.)
United States architect who invented the geodesic dome (1895-1983);
Synonyms: Buckminster Fuller / R. Buckminster Fuller / Richard Buckminster Fuller
From wordnet.princeton.edu