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growler

Noun

1 a speaker whose voice sounds like a growl
2 a small iceberg or ice floe just large enough to be hazardous for shipping

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From growl.

Pronunciation

/ˈgraʊlə/

Noun

  1. A person, creature or thing that growls.
  2. In the context of "historical|slang": A cab with four wheels.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 254:
      Lew pulled his socks from a jacket pocket, grabbed his own shoes, and together they proceeded to the street and into a growler, and were off.
  3. A small iceberg or ice floe which is barely visible over the surface of the water.
  4. A roughly half gallon jug typically used to carry beer.
  5. italbrac dialect A Yorkshire term for a pork pie.
  6. In the context of "UK|slang": The vagina.

Extensive Definition

Growler may mean:
  • Growler, a singer of calypsos
  • Growler (beer), a half-gallon container for draught beer, used in the United States of America
  • Growler, a large mouth bass freshwater fish of North America
  • USS Growler, any of four ships of the United States Navy
  • Growler, a standard, four-wheeled hansom cab, also called clarence
  • EA-18 Growler, an F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighter modified for electronic warfare
  • Growler (electrical device), a device used to test insulation of an electrical motor
  • Growler, a Yorkshire term for a pork pie
  • Growler, a vulgar term for female genitalia
  • Growler (Honorverse), a fictional alien species
  • Growler, a New Zealand term for a sausage, now used as a brand in the United Kingdom
  • Growler, slang for a personal watercraft (PWC) that has had an engine installed that is larger than the craft was originally designed for. Not to be confused with big bore or stroker kits; complete engine swap.
  • Growler, a large piece of ice that lies on top of the water. It can be very hazardous to fishing boats as they look like regular ice sheets. The name comes from the sound they make as they scrape along sheets of ice as the water rises and falls.
  • Growler, a Robot Wars House Robot (see House Robots of Robot Wars)
  • Growler, a slang term for the act of defecation.
  • Growler, a slang term for a hot dog.
  • Growler, an enthusiasts' nickname for the British Rail Class 37 diesel locomotive.
  • Officer Growler, a character on The Get Along Gang animated TV series.
  • Growler, a slang term used by technicians in the UK AV industry for a cigarette. Common uses "I'm going for a growl" "can I ponce a growler off of you" or just the plain "Growler?" - an invitation to another technician to join you in going for a growl. Particularly common now since the advent of the smoking ban in the United Kingdom.
  • Growler, a slang term used by online game fanatics to describe a person who cheats by using hacking software.
growler in Portuguese: Growler
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