[ grou-ler ]
/ ˈgraʊ lər /


a person or thing that growls.
Informal. a pitcher, pail, or other container brought by a customer for beer.
British Slang. a four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage.
Electricity. an electromagnetic device consisting of two field poles, used for indicating short-circuited coils in armatures and for magnetizing or demagnetizing objects.
an iceberg large enough to be a navigational hazard.

Origin of growler

First recorded in 1745–55; growl + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for growler

/ (ˈɡraʊlə) /


a person, animal, or thing that growls
British slang, obsolete a four-wheeled hansom cab
Canadian a small iceberg that has broken off from a larger iceberg or from a glacier, often hazardous to shipping
US slang any container, such as a can, for draught beer
derogatory, slang a woman, esp one who is considered physically unattractive
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