a person or thing that dashes.
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.
a person of dashing appearance or manner.

1780–90; dash1 + -er1

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dasher (ˈdæʃə)
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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Improvements to the facility include a roof over rink and new dasher boards.
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