[ bou-zer ]
/ ˈbaʊ zər /

noun Australian and New Zealand.

a gasoline pump at a filling station.

Origin of bowser

1930–35; said to be after S.F. Bowser and Co., a Sydney manufacturer of gasoline and oil storage systems Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for bowser

/ (ˈbaʊzə) /


a tanker containing fuel for aircraft, military vehicles, etc
Australian and NZ obsolete a petrol pump

Word Origin for bowser

originally a US proprietary name, from S. F. Bowser, US inventor, who made the first one in 1885
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