• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Drowner One who, or that which, drowns.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n drowner One who or that which drowns.
    • n drowner In irrigation, one who works the sluices of reservoirs and side-channels, in the tipper part of a valley, which flood or drown meadows below, so as to afford an equable distribution of water for irrigation. Locally called drownder.
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In literature:

I on'y go to ze Toppeen-drowner.
"Jack of Both Sides" by Florence Coombe

In poetry:

Hail to thee, thou surging foam!
Hail to thee, thou screaming blast!
And hail the drowner’s thought of home,
His saddest, fondest, last!
And a few more days and leagues a few,
Hail to thee, Ocean, calm and blue!
"The Oceanides VII" by Mary Jane Jewsbury