bouncer

noun
bounc·​er | \ˈbau̇n(t)-sər \

Definition of bouncer 

: one that bounces: such as

a : one employed to restrain or eject disorderly persons

b : a bouncing ground ball

Examples of bouncer in a Sentence

The batter hit a bouncer to the shortstop.

Recent Examples on the Web

According to news accounts, Traini worked in the security sector before losing his position as a nightclub bouncer last year. Pietro Castelli Gattinara And Francis O'connor, Washington Post, "An Italian neo-fascist shot 6 immigrants. So why won't Italy's political parties condemn xenophobia?," 9 Feb. 2018 The intended target was another patron at the taqueria, a 46-year-old bouncer who worked at a bar in another Mexico City neighborhood, the Mexico City prosecutor’s office said. Robert Gearty, Fox News, "Stray shot kills California woman in Mexico City for wedding anniversary," 10 July 2018 He has been arrested and sued over several groping accusations, including a 2010 incident involving a bouncer and patron at a West Virginia bar. Pablo Arauz Pena, chicagotribune.com, "Andy Dick charged with groping woman on Los Angeles street," 2 July 2018 He has been arrested and sued over several groping accusations, including a 2010 incident involving a bouncer and patron at a West Virginia bar. Washington Post, "Andy Dick charged with groping woman on Los Angeles street," 2 July 2018 Carlos Correa reached the first, but a throw to nab Jean Segura was impossible. Corralling either Mitch Haniger or Cruz's bouncers was, too. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "7th-inning rally sends Astros past Mariners," 7 June 2018 Helping the Nurse is Everest (Dave Bautista), as his name would suggest a mountain of a man, who serves as both a medical assistant and a scary bouncer. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Busy 'Hotel Artemis' isn't worth visiting," 7 June 2018 The bouncers and the man who approached police then escorted the suspect down steps and out of the bar. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Drunk driver blames two imaginary gunmen for making him drive into house: Cleveland Heights police blotter," 28 Apr. 2018 Cain’s bouncer up the middle was backhanded by second baseman Javier Baez, whose momentum took him toward the left side of the infield, where a throw to Kris Bryant trapped Yelich to begin the rundown. Steve Rosenbloom, chicagotribune.com, "Tyler Chatwood shows the Cubs a whole new side of bad baseball," 13 June 2018

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1865, in the meaning defined above

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bouncer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bouncer

: a person whose job is to force anyone who causes a problem in a bar, nightclub, etc., to leave that place

: a ball that bounces on the ground

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