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 for tester
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tester \Tes"ter\, n. [OE. testere a headpiece, helmet, OF.
     testiere, F. t[^e]ti[`e]re a head covering, fr. OF. teste the
     head, F. t[^e]te, fr. L. testa an earthen pot, the skull. See
     Test a cupel, and cf. Testi[`e]re.]
     1. A headpiece; a helmet. [Obs.]
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              The shields bright, testers, and trappures.
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     2. A flat canopy, as over a pulpit or tomb. --Oxf. Gross.
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     3. A canopy over a bed, supported by the bedposts.
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              No testers to the bed, and the saddles and
              portmanteaus heaped on me to keep off the cold.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tester \Tes"ter\, n. [For testern, teston, fr. F. teston, fr.
     OF. teste the head, the head of the king being impressed upon
     the coin. See Tester a covering, and cf. Testone,
     An old French silver coin, originally of the value of about
     eighteen pence, subsequently reduced to ninepence, and later
     to sixpence, sterling. Hence, in modern English slang, a
     sixpence; -- often contracted to tizzy. Called also
     teston. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who administers a test to determine your
           qualifications [syn: examiner, tester, quizzer]
      2: a flat canopy (especially one over a four-poster bed)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "tester":
     analyst, analyzer, assayer, essayer, examinant, examiner,
     experimenter, inspector, investigator, observer, research worker,
     researcher, scrutineer, test driver, test pilot, tryer-out,
     visitator, visitor

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