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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Quacksalver \Quack"sal*ver\, n. [D. kwakzalver; cf. kwakzalven
to quack or boast of one's salves. See Quack, Salve, n.]
One who boasts of his skill in medicines and salves, or of
the efficacy of his prescriptions; a charlatan; a quack; a
mountebank. [Obs.] --Burton.
[1913 Webster] Quad