sparker

1
[ spahr-ker ]
/ ˈspɑr kər /

noun

something that produces sparks.
an apparatus used to test insulation on wires.

Nearby words

  1. spark photography,
  2. spark plug,
  3. spark spectrum,
  4. spark transmitter,
  5. spark-killer,
  6. sparkie,
  7. sparking plug,
  8. sparking voltage,
  9. sparkle,
  10. sparkler

Origin of sparker

1
First recorded in 1860–65; spark1 + -er1

sparker

2
[ spahr-ker ]
/ ˈspɑr kər /

noun

a lover, swain, or beau.

Origin of sparker

2
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; spark2 + -er1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sparker

  • I was speeding a little—about one city block every five minutes—on Thirteenth Street, when my sparker stopped sparking.

  • I stayed with the Sparker outfit six years, and then my father died.

    Sunny Slopes|Ethel Hueston
  • Someone with a powerful sending set had cut loose into the air with his sparker.

    On the Yukon Trail|Roy J. Snell