chaser

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chaser a drink to follow immediately after another drink
    • n chaser a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture "always before he had been able to outwit his pursuers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chaser (Mech) A tool with several points, used for cutting or finishing screw threads, either external or internal, on work revolving in a lathe.
    • Chaser One who chases or engraves. See 5th Chase, and Enchase.
    • Chaser One who or that which chases; a pursuer; a driver; a hunter.
    • Chaser (Naut) Same as Chase gun, esp. in terms bow chaser and stern chaser. See under Bow Stern.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chaser One who chases; a pursuer; a hunter; a driver.
    • n chaser Nautical: A vessel which pursues another, A chase-gun; a gun on a vessel mounted especially for service when in chase or being chased: called a bow-chaser when pointed from the bow, and a stern-chaser when from the stern.
    • n chaser A short strap used to keep the curtain of a carriage in place when it is rolled up.
    • n chaser One who chases or enchases; an enchaser.
    • n chaser A hand-tool of steel used for cutting or finishing the threads of screws; the tool used as the cutting instrument in a chasing-lathe.
    • n chaser The sip of water or mild drink with which tipplers ‘chase’ or wash down their dram of spirits.
    • n chaser Same as edge-runner mill (which see, under mill). Also called chaser mill.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Chaser one who practises chasing
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Idioms

Ambulance chaser - A lawyer who encourages people who have been in accidents or become ill to sue for compensation is an ambulance chaser.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Short for Enchase.

Usage

In literature:

Understand, I ain't no fad chaser.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Nevertheless, the Yankee craft rushed boldly into action, opening fire with her bow-chasers as soon as she came within range.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Of course his path is devious and tortuous on the water, his resort being quick turns, while the chasers gain in speed.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
And I'll lead you for a chaser, Down the good old Long Island course.
"From the Car Behind" by Eleanor M. Ingram
The boys looked at the captain, and turned their glances toward the officer of the chaser.
"The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet" by Kenneth Ward
He's no bouquet chaser.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
You see, the schooner sighted the sub chaser and motor boat yesterday.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
I take it all back about your being a Chaser.
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
They call us "inheritance-chasers," "purloiners of pupillary funds," "starvers of innocent children.
"Secret Memoirs: The Story of Louise, Crown Princess" by Henry W. Fischer
The Japs, however, are square fishermen, mostly, and I rather admire those albacore-chasers, who at least give the fish a chance.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
But nobody ever heard of "a sire calculated to get steeple-chasers".
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
When the supper was nearing its end, Ah Sing, accompanied by two of his faithful feline devil-chasers, came in.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Yes, sir, the chaser is goin' to cost more than the whiskey before long; and they's goin' to be some dead cows along the river.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
For anti-submarine work these wonderfully fast little chasers were used in small flotillas.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife
Destroyers and chasers rushed by them, headed seaward.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Get me a job in the chaser together.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
She gasped over it, but she downed it, then reached for the water he had brought as a chaser.
"Pursuit" by Lester del Rey
She also carried ten chasers forward, and as many aft.
"Ancient and Modern Ships." by George C. V. Holmes
The steeple-chaser isn't foaled that would carry him round that course.
"A Thief in the Night" by E. W. Hornung
The chaser, steering a south-westerly course, was soon out of sight.
"John Dene of Toronto" by Herbert Jenkins
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In poetry:

"A wild-goose-chaser?
Now and again,
Build Monticello,
You little men!
"Thomas Jefferson" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Then Phoebus of the silverr bow,
And Hebe, dimpled as a baby,
And Dian with the breast of snow,
Chaser and chased--and caught, it may be:
"The First Fan" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Though swift and dark the raging surge,
The Bubble-Chaser still was there;
And, bending o'er the dizzy verge,
Clutched at the gaudy things of air.
"The Bubble Chase" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
With no heart for fight,
We take refuge in flight,
But fire as we run, our retreat to defend;
Until our stern-chasers
Cut up her fore-braces,
And she flies off the wind from us poor honest men!
"Poor Honest Men" by Rudyard Kipling
There pass the chasers of seal and whale,
With their weapons quaint and grim,
And bands of warriors in glittering mail,
And herdsmen and hunters huge of limb.
There are naked arms, with bow and spear,
And furry gauntlets the carbine rear.
"Catterskill Falls" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

Oratia sun- chaser and catcher.
The final days of the Chautauqua Institution season feature entertainment from Straight No Chaser , Roger Hodgson: The Legendary Voice of Supertramp and many more beginning Aug 19.
The final days of the Chautauqua Institution season feature entertainment from Straight No Chaser , Roger Hodgson: The Legendary Voice of Supertramp and many more beginning Sunday.
Straight No Chaser Meet & Greets – Oct 23, 2011 concert.
Straight No Chaser performed 2 shows on Sunday, Oct 23, 2011 and KCPT members were able to meet and greet all 10 of the guys, before the matinee and after the evening shows.
Tornado Near Littlefield, Texas, May 2001 Warren Faidley is one of the original storm chasers .
Warren Faidley, Veteran Storm Chaser .
Hruza was one of several storm chasers who witnessed the harsh storms' that rolled through the Elburn area on June 21.
Former "Storm Chasers" star Reed Timmer discusses his lifelong love for chasing storms.
Enjoy a hot-air toddy & fact- checker chaser.
Enjoy a hot-air toddy & fact-checker chaser.
As every chubby chaser knows, one of THE best places to find chubbies is.
We'll give it to you straight: Straight No Chaser isn't the only vocally driven pop band in the land.
Trio of aging, cynical crime chasers on job.
Disco Dancer , Storm Chaser, And Other Reasons We Love This Jobs Book.
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