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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. 2017.
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  • They call me a beau and a buck, a slasher and dasher, and flourishing Phil.

  • I had tied the halter to the dasher and wound it round the bag, so there was no loss.

  • The dasher was now in the hands of Aunt Jen, who handled it with a shorter, more irrascible stroke.

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • Uncle Eb was leaning over the dasher his white locks flying.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • Perhaps the dasher for Evie and Jim's guests for herself would have been more fitting, but no matter.

    The Story of Louie Oliver Onions
  • I was not afraid of him and took the dasher from him and pushed him aside with my elbow.

  • Sam hopped into the wood-shed, and began to move the dasher up and down with exceeding moderation.

    Father Brighthopes John Townsend Trowbridge
  • All through the proceedings up to this point the dasher had been in command.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • Sometimes it would not gather well after it had come, then some deft handling of the dasher was necessary.

    My Boyhood John Burroughs
  • Beat the cream well with a wooden spoon after removing the dasher.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
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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