Definition for smasher (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- an overhead or overhand stroke in which the ball or shuttlecock is hit with a hard, downward motion causing it to move very swiftly and to strike the ground or table usually at a sharp angle.
- a ball hit with such a stroke.
Related formssmash·a·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for smasher
Charley says I 'm to go with him, pa; he 's about to try Smasher as a leader, and wants me, if anything goes wrong.Roland Cashel|Charles James Lever
And while young men in smasher hats fall over each other in the streets, the sober British troops look solidly on and wonder.On the Heels of De Wet|The Intelligence Officer
If you make it twelve and a half cents, you'll have a smasher.Life in the Clearings versus the Bush|Susanna Moodie
Burchester, too, has had a smasher; and I myself have not escaped.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever
It frequently happens that a good dancer makes a ready “smasher.”The Old Pike|Thomas B. Searight
British Dictionary definitions for smasher (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for smasher (2 of 2)
- something having popular success
- (in combination)smash-hit