AskDefine | Define lister

Dictionary Definition



1 English surgeon who was the first to use antiseptics (1827-1912) [syn: Joseph Lister, Baron Lister]
2 assessor who makes out the tax lists
3 moldboard plow with a double moldboard designed to move dirt to either side of a central furrow [syn: lister plow, lister plough, middlebreaker, middle buster]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A spear armed with three or more prongs, for striking fish.
  2. A person or organisation that creates or maintains lists.

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Extensive Definition

Lister is a surname, and may refer to

See also

lister in German: Lister
lister in Spanish: Lister
lister in Italian: Lister
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