a person or thing that dashes.
a kind of plunger with paddles at one end, for stirring and mixing liquids or semisolids in a churn, ice-cream freezer, or the like.
a person of dashing appearance or manner.

Origin of dasher

First recorded in 1780–90; dash1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for dasher

Historical Examples of dasher

  • They call me a beau and a buck, a slasher and dasher, and flourishing Phil.

  • I was not afraid of him and took the dasher from him and pushed him aside with my elbow.

  • All through the proceedings up to this point the dasher had been in command.

    Jill the Reckless

    P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

  • I had tied the halter to the dasher and wound it round the bag, so there was no loss.

  • Uncle Eb was leaning over the dasher his white locks flying.

    Eben Holden

    Irving Bacheller

British Dictionary definitions for dasher



one that dashes
Canadian the ledge along the top of the boards of an ice hockey rink
the plunger in a churn, often with paddles attached
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