[ flash-er ]
/ ˈflæʃ ər /
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a person or thing that flashes.
a flashing light operated by a switching device that automatically turns it on and off alternately.
a signal light on an automotive vehicle that can be made to flash, as to indicate the intention of making a turn or to call attention to a vehicle that has slowed or stopped in a hazardous place.Compare turn signal.
the switching device that operates such a light.
Slang. a person, especially a man, who exposes the genitals suddenly, and usually briefly, in public.



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Origin of flasher

First recorded in 1605–15; flash + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for flasher

/ (ˈflæʃə) /


something that flashes, such as a direction indicator on a vehicle
British slang a person who indecently exposes himself
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