a person or thing that scorches.
Informal. a very hot day: Tomorrow is supposed to be a scorcher.
something caustic or severe: a scorcher of a critique.
Informal. a person who drives extremely fast.
Printing. a device for drying and forming flong into a curve before casting.
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How to use scorcher in a sentence
By on-demand, Ruiz means that the desalination plant can increase its output to take the edge off during the highest-demand days, like summer scorchers, or holidays like Christmas, when everyone is home and turning on the taps.El Paso was “drought-proof.” Climate change is pushing its limits. | Casey Crownhart | December 20, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
I’ve squeezed onto many a narrow Roman balcony to dine with friends, clinking wineglasses as the sun sets on another scorcher of a day.
We’ll have to wait until January to know for sure where this year lands in the record books, but whether we break the record or not, it’s been a scorcher.2020 is on track to be the hottest year in history | Sara Chodosh | December 18, 2020 | Popular-Science
By that time the fellow I'd kicked had so far recovered as to sit up, and the look he gave us was a scorcher.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
"Going to be another scorcher," decided the foreman, rising and surveying the skies critically.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas | Frank Gee Patchin
Ambition to shine as a "scorcher" has seriously injured the health of many a good, strong rider.Harper's Round Table, October 1, 1895 | Various
Girdner lined out a scorcher to center in the eighth and Walters sent one to the same place in the final frame.Baseball Joe in the World Series | Lester Chadwick
Sir´-i-us, α Canis Majoris, "the sparkling star or scorcher."A Field Book of the Stars | William Tyler Olcott
British Dictionary definitions for scorcher
a person or thing that scorches
something severe or caustic
informal a very hot day
British informal something remarkable
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