Tailor (Formerly Also Taylor, tailer, tayler). [From French tailler. cutter, hence our word retail, to cut] One who makes the outer garments of men, especially one who makes such garments to order, as distinguished from a clothier, who sells such garments ready made. Tailor's twist, is a stout silk thread made of two strands; it is put up in skeins and sold by the ounce. [See Clothier, Merchant Tailor]