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chaser

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[ chey-ser ]
/ ˈtʃeɪ sər /
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noun
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.
Theater.
  1. Chiefly British. the final act or musical number of a vaudeville or variety show.
  2. the music played as the audience leaves a theater.
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Origin of chaser

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First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English chasour, chesour “hunting horse, hunter,” from Old French chaceo(u)r, from chacier chase1 + -er1

Other definitions for chaser (2 of 3)

chaser2
[ chey-ser ]
/ ˈtʃeɪ sər /

noun
a tool with multiple teeth for cutting screw threads.

Origin of chaser

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First recorded in 1700–10; chase2 + -er1

Other definitions for chaser (3 of 3)

chaser3
[ chey-ser ]
/ ˈtʃeɪ sər /

noun
a person who engraves metal.

Origin of chaser

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First recorded in 1700–10; chase3 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for chaser (1 of 2)

chaser1
/ (ˈtʃeɪsə) /

noun
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

British Dictionary definitions for chaser (2 of 2)

chaser2
/ (ˈtʃeɪsə) /

noun
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
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