1) A person engaged in the cloth trade; a maker of woollen cloth.
1402 Jo. de Santon, York, clothier. In the textile district of the West Riding all the processes except fulling were carried on in domestic premises, and from the early sixteenth century the so-called yeoman-clothier was a central figure in society: 1529 John Widhope, Waddisworth in Heptonstall, clothyer
1571 Robert Jagger of Horbury, clothier.