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tanner (noun) one who refines animal skins.
A tanner refines skins of animals and turns them into leather to make things of leather like shoes, bags, sofa covers, etc. He provides the raw material for the making of leather ware.
- The tanner dried up the skins of buffaloes and calves before treating them with chemicals to make them suitable for leather ware.
- The tanner's job is to make the raw hides of animals good enough to be made into footwear, bags and other goods.