a person or thing that growls.
Informal. a pitcher, pail, or other container brought by a customer for beer.
British Slang. a four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage.
Electricity. an electromagnetic device consisting of two field poles, used for indicating short-circuited coils in armatures and for magnetizing or demagnetizing objects.
an iceberg large enough to be a navigational hazard.

1745–55; growl + -er1 Unabridged
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growler (ˈɡraʊlə)
1.  a person, animal, or thing that growls
2.  slang, obsolete (Brit) a four-wheeled hansom cab
3.  (Canadian) a small iceberg that has broken off from a larger iceberg or from a glacier, often hazardous to shipping
4.  slang (US) any container, such as a can, for draught beer
5.  derogatory, slang a woman, esp one who is considered physically unattractive

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Example sentences
He does not sell beer by the bucket or can or growler or schooner, but by the pint.
At the ground-floor entrance there will be a small stand-up bar area with a few stools and a growler station.
At the growler bar, customers can get their bottles filled with six kinds of draft beer.
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