- a person or thing that chases or pursues.
- a drink of a milder beverage taken after a drink of liquor.
- Also called chase gun. (on a vessel) a gun especially for use when in chase or when being chased.
- a hunter.
- Chiefly British.the final act or musical number of a vaudeville or variety show.
- the music played as the audience leaves a theater.
Origin of chaser1
- a tool with multiple teeth for cutting screw threads.
Origin of chaser2
- a person who engraves metal.
Origin of chaser3
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Examples from the Web for chaser
Contemporary Examples of chaser
On the nights before drill, a couple of adult beverages and an Ambien chaser usually did the trick.After War: Anger, Panic, and Sometimes Peace
June 26, 2013
His exasperated intensity was his hallmark—you always knew you were getting his truth, straight no chaser.Michael Hastings, R.I.P.
June 19, 2013
Those into “robo-tripping” often just chug the medicine without any chaser at all.Lil Wayne Hospitalization: What the Hell Is Sizzurp?
March 17, 2013
He would then promptly order a chaser of another round of the same—two more shots of scotch.The Tragic Life of Barack Obama’s Father
Sally H. Jacobs
July 10, 2011
Then she poured Milk of Magnesia into the other glass as a chaser.The Making of Madoff
August 1, 2009
Historical Examples of chaser
Should the chaser tag the one holding the handkerchief, that one becomes chaser.
"Look at those fellows with the guns on the deck of the chaser," said Ralph.
The chaser was now under way, and described a circle to the right.
The vessel pursued by some other, that pursuing being the chaser.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
That a couple of quinine pills, with a chaser of rye whiskey, will cure a cold.The American Credo
George Jean Nathan
- a person or thing that chases
- a drink drunk after another of a different kind, as beer after spirits
- a cannon on a vessel situated either at the bow (bow chaser) or the stern (stern chaser) and used during pursuit by or of another vessel
- a person who engraves
- a lathe cutting tool for accurately finishing a screw thread, having a cutting edge consisting of several repetitions of the thread form
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.