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dasher

[dash-er] /ˈdæʃ ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that dashes.
2.
a kind of plunger with paddles at one end, for stirring and mixing liquids or semisolids in a churn, ice-cream freezer, or the like.
3.
a person of dashing appearance or manner.
Origin of dasher
1780-1790
1780-90; dash1 + -er1
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  • They call me a beau and a buck, a slasher and dasher, and flourishing Phil.

  • I was not afraid of him and took the dasher from him and pushed him aside with my elbow.

  • The dasher was now in the hands of Aunt Jen, who handled it with a shorter, more irrascible stroke.

    The Dew of Their Youth S. R. Crockett
  • All through the proceedings up to this point the dasher had been in command.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • Perhaps the dasher for Evie and Jim's guests for herself would have been more fitting, but no matter.

    The Story of Louie Oliver Onions
  • I had tied the halter to the dasher and wound it round the bag, so there was no loss.

  • Sam hopped into the wood-shed, and began to move the dasher up and down with exceeding moderation.

    Father Brighthopes John Townsend Trowbridge
  • Uncle Eb was leaning over the dasher his white locks flying.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • Sometimes it would not gather well after it had come, then some deft handling of the dasher was necessary.

    My Boyhood John Burroughs
  • Beat the cream well with a wooden spoon after removing the dasher.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
British Dictionary definitions for dasher

dasher

/ˈdæʃə/
noun
1.
one that dashes
2.
(Canadian) the ledge along the top of the boards of an ice hockey rink
3.
the plunger in a churn, often with paddles attached
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