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[dash-er] /ˈdæʃ ər/
a person or thing that dashes.
a kind of plunger with paddles at one end, for stirring and mixing liquids or semisolids in a churn, ice-cream freezer, or the like.
a person of dashing appearance or manner.
Origin of dasher
First recorded in 1780-90; dash1 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They call me a beau and a buck, a slasher and dasher, and flourishing Phil.

  • I was not afraid of him and took the dasher from him and pushed him aside with my elbow.

  • All through the proceedings up to this point the dasher had been in command.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • I had tied the halter to the dasher and wound it round the bag, so there was no loss.

  • Uncle Eb was leaning over the dasher his white locks flying.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • Beat the cream well with a wooden spoon after removing the dasher.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • The construction of the dasher has much to do with the texture of the cream.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • Stir in cream whipped and slightly sweetened, when dasher is removed.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • You will churn the Atlantic, with the North Pole for a dasher!

    Vashti Augusta J. Evans Wilson
  • Get to the dasher, lad, and tie this big apron round your neck.

    A Daughter of the Forest

    Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for dasher


one that dashes
(Canadian) the ledge along the top of the boards of an ice hockey rink
the plunger in a churn, often with paddles attached
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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