- Chiefly British.the final act or musical number of a vaudeville or variety show.
- the music played as the audience leaves a theater.
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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.
The chaser was now under way, and described a circle to the right.
"Look at those fellows with the guns on the deck of the chaser," said Ralph.
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
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.