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growler

[ grou-ler ]

noun

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


growler

/ ˈɡraʊlə /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of growler1

First recorded in 1745–55; growl + -er 1

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Example Sentences

While it’s usually best to drink beer right out of the can, anyone looking to produce less waste should fill up a stainless steel, vacuum-sealed growler at the brewery before the camping adventure.

Ditch those disposable green fuel canisters—they’re not very sustainable—and instead opt for a refillable propane growler.

Pick up barbecue and a growler of craft beer at Bright Ideas Brewing in town.

“We are playing follow-my-leader, Mr Growler; so if he goes we all must go, remember,” cried one of the boys.

A "growler" is a colloquial term applied to icebergs of small mass, which therefore only show a small portion above the surface.

The growler of the party got the floor and chaff bags, as selfish men mostly do—without seeming to try for it either.

Growler turned on me a glance filled with mistrust, and making a dive, tried to shoot several bolts.

After getting inside he got scared and forced his way out by knocking down Growler.

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