- Chiefly British. the final act or musical number of a vaudeville or variety show.
- the music played as the audience leaves a theater.
Definition for chaser (2 of 3)
Definition for chaser (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for chaser
On the nights before drill, a couple of adult beverages and an Ambien chaser usually did the trick.
His exasperated intensity was his hallmark—you always knew you were getting his truth, straight no chaser.
Those into “robo-tripping” often just chug the medicine without any chaser at all.Lil Wayne Hospitalization: What the Hell Is Sizzurp?|Melissa Leon|March 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He would then promptly order a chaser of another round of the same—two more shots of scotch.
Then she poured Milk of Magnesia into the other glass as a chaser.
Besides there is something kind of un-permanent about food unless a salary to get more with follows it as a chaser.Believe You Me!|Nina Wilcox Putnam
The submarine followed the wake of the chaser for fully a half hour, when, for some reason, that boat stopped.The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet|Kenneth Ward
Von Richthofen's chaser squadron—or Jagdstaffel, as the Germans call these formations—was the first to be known as a "circus."The Red Battle Flyer|Capt. Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen
They were cast in the rough—the tools of the chaser gave them their sharpness, their minute finish, their jewel-like smoothness.
At the entrance of the harbour, Chaser 130 sighted two floating mines.The Heroic Record of the British Navy|Archibald Hurd
British Dictionary definitions for chaser (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for chaser (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for chaser
c.1300, "horse trained for chasing," agent noun from chase (v.), probably in some cases from Old French chaceor "huntsman, hunter." Meaning "water or mild beverage taken after a strong drink" is 1897, U.S. colloquial. French had chasse (from chasser "to chase") "a drink of liquor taken (or said to be taken) to kill the aftertaste of coffee or tobacco," used in English from c.1800.