KERN, n. An Irish footman or foot-soldier.

1. In English laws, an idle person or vagabond.

KERN, n. A hand-mill consisting of two stones, one of which is turned by the hand; usually written quern, which see.

1. A churn.

KERN, v.i.

1. To harden, as corn in ripening.

2. To take the form of corns; to granulate.