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craniologist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n craniologist someone who claims to be able to read your character from the shape of your skull
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Craniologist One proficient in craniology; a phrenologist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n craniologist One versed in craniology.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Craniologist one skilled in craniology
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. cranium—Gr. kranion, from karē, the head.

Usage

In literature:

Classical observers were not craniologists.
"The Religion of the Ancient Celts" by J. A. MacCulloch
Some craniologists of Dumfries were then permitted, in the name of so-called science, to desecrate his dust with their inhuman outrage.
"Robert Burns" by Principal Shairp
The observations of the craniologist are continually liable to error.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, January 1888" by Various
They had, in fact, according to the craniologists, the characteristics of a Mongoloid race.
"The Hittites" by A. H. Sayce
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