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Gard′ner, a town in Worcester County, Mass., 25 miles north of Worcester. It is the center of a large agricultural region, but is most important for its immense chair-factory. This establishment employs about 3,000 people, and manufactures almost every kind of chair. The town has two parks, a public library, an almshouse and a home for the aged. It is served by the Fitchburg division of the Boston and Maine Railroad, two branches of which go through the town. Population 14,699.