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Webster 1913 Edition


Flusher

Flush′er

,
Noun.
1.
A workman employed in cleaning sewers by flushing them with water.
2.
(Zool.)
The red-backed shrike. See
Flasher
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Flusher

FLUSH'ER

,
Noun.
The lesser butcher-bird.

Definition 2022


flusher

flusher

English

Noun

flusher (plural flushers)

  1. The mechanical part of a toilet that causes the toilet bowl's contents to be sucked down the drain.
  2. Agent noun of flush: one who flushes.
  3. (US, politics) A worker for a political campaign who persuades voters to vote on Election Day
    • 1996, Larry J. Sabato & Glenn R. Simpson, Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics, ISBN 0812924991, page 191:
      Each flusher is typically paid $20 to $50. Fleets of cars, buses, and other vehicles are also at the ready to ferry voters to and from the polls.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flœ.ʃe/

Verb

flusher

  1. (Canada, anglicism) to flush (a toilet)