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bowser

[bou-zer] /ˈbaʊ zər/
noun, Australian and New Zealand.
1.
a gasoline pump at a filling station.
Origin of bowser
1930-1935
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/
noun
1.
a tanker containing fuel for aircraft, military vehicles, etc
2.
(Austral & NZ, obsolete) a petrol pump
Word Origin
originally a US proprietary name, from S. F. Bowser, US inventor, who made the first one in 1885
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Word Origin and History for bowser
n.

a dog's name, 1806, perhaps imitative of baying.

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bowser

noun

A person with a doglike or ugly face: white bowsers on the b-ball court


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