1) An occupational term with –ster as the suffix, comparable with lister, webster, etc.

It was evidently used of workmen whose job it was to dry something, as grain in a kiln, but it is poorly documented: 1676 Robert Croft, dryster, of Brookfoot, Southowram. The Yorkshire historian Speight wrote that drysters were potters’ craftsmen, Nidderdale.

places Southowram
dates 1676

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