[ flash-er ]
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  1. a person or thing that flashes.

  2. a flashing light operated by a switching device that automatically turns it on and off alternately.

  1. 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.

  2. the switching device that operates such a light.

  3. Slang. a person, especially a man, who exposes the genitals suddenly, and usually briefly, in public.

Origin of flasher

First recorded in 1605–15; flash + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for flasher


/ (ˈflæʃə) /

  1. something that flashes, such as a direction indicator on a vehicle

  2. British slang a person who indecently exposes himself

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