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noun (1)

chas·​er ˈchā-sər How to pronounce chaser (audio)
: one that chases
: 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


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noun (2)

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

Examples of chaser in a Sentence

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Now that the community has grown, amateurs and newly-identifying eclipse chasers are using online platforms to share lodging plans, ask for tips, and recount tales of past trips abroad. Solcyré Burga, TIME, 5 Apr. 2024 Here's a breakdown of which places along the path of totality are most likely to give eclipse chasers the best odds. Eric Henderson, CBS News, 1 Apr. 2024 Eclipse chasers, or umbraphiles, are individuals who will do almost anything, and travel almost anywhere, to see totality, according to the American Astronomical Society. Leah Sarnoff, ABC News, 29 Mar. 2024 Caribou, Maine, should be especially good for eclipse chasers, and Indianapolis will have light coverage as well. Chris Morris, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2024 This year, Delta Air Lines is marketing flights for eclipse chasers to see the event from the sky and a $1.5 billion economic boom is expected to impact states in the 115-mile wide path of totality. Solcyré Burga, TIME, 5 Apr. 2024 If Lee’s ability transfers seamlessly from the KBO to the MLB, the Giants will have themselves a pesky table setter who can run the bases and is an above-average flyball chaser in a ballpark that demands it. Jerry McDonald, The Mercury News, 27 Mar. 2024 The shadow of the moon will plunge everyone in its path into darkness, whether there's clouds in the sky or not, and writer and eclipse chaser Jamie Carter on advises anyone who has never seen an eclipse before to not be intimidated by clouds. USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2024 Clear Skies Guaranteed Delta’s offering isn't anywhere near as exclusive, of course, but for some eclipse chasers, this may seem like an unmissable opportunity. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chaser was in the 13th century

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“Chaser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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