bowser

bowser

[bou-zer]
noun Australian and New Zealand.
a gasoline pump at a filling station.

Origin:
1930–35; said to be after S.F. Bowser and Co., a Sydney manufacturer of gasoline and oil storage systems

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bowser (ˈbaʊzə)
 
n
1.  a tanker containing fuel for aircraft, military vehicles, etc
2.  obsolete (Austral), (NZ) a petrol pump
 
[originally a US proprietary name, from S. F. Bowser, US inventor, who made the first one in 1885]

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bowser
Australian/New Zealand for "fuel oil pump," 1921, from S.F. Bowser & Co., Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S., founded by the inventor of the gasoline pump, whose product predominated Down Under.
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