bowser

[ bou-zer ]
/ ˈbaʊ zər /
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noun Australian and New Zealand.

a gasoline pump at a filling station.

Nearby words

  1. bowman's space,
  2. bowpot,
  3. bowrider,
  4. bowsaw,
  5. bowse,
  6. bowser bag,
  7. bowser boat,
  8. bowshot,
  9. bowsie,
  10. bowsprit

Origin of bowser

1930–35; said to be after S.F. Bowser and Co., a Sydney manufacturer of gasoline and oil storage systems

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British Dictionary definitions for bowser

bowser

/ (ˈbaʊzə) /

noun

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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Word Origin and History for bowser

bowser

n.

a dog's name, 1806, perhaps imitative of baying.

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