chaser

noun (1)
chas·​er | \ ˈchā-sər How to pronounce chaser (audio) \

Definition of chaser

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : one that chases
2 : a drink of a different kind taken immediately after a stronger or weaker one whiskey with a beer chaser beer with a whiskey chaser broadly : something drunk or eaten immediately after something else … I ask for tea, am handed a pot, and with it a chaser of cranberry juice … — Walter Teller

chaser

noun (2)

Definition of chaser (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a skilled worker who produces ornamental chasing
2 : a tool for cutting screw threads

First Known Use of chaser

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Chaser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaser. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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