flash·​er | \ ˈfla-shər How to pronounce flasher (audio) \

Definition of flasher

: one that flashes: such as
a : a light (such as a traffic signal or automobile light) that flashes to catch attention
b : a device for automatically flashing a light
c : an exhibitionist who flashes

Examples of flasher in a Sentence

We noticed a car at the side of the road with its flashers on.

Recent Examples on the Web

Trout fishing has been good for trollers dragging small plugs or flashers and Needlefish near the dam and in the South Fork. sacbee, "Fishing line: Steelhead action improves on American River | The Sacramento Bee," 29 Jan. 2018 Other things strewed on their property was a highway barricade with flashers, a 25 mile speed limit sign, an empty gallon of grass killer, and feces on their driveway. Adriana Ramirez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Delafield homeowner shocked by extensive vandalism at his home: 'This wasn't just a prank'," 28 June 2018 If the entire connection drops, despite these precautions, the system is designed to safely stop the vehicle and engage emergency flashers. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Why Self-Driving Car Companies Are Eyeing This Remote Driving Startup," 12 June 2018 May and June are usually the most productive months to troll for the silver delicacies using flashers and other pop gear trailed by small spoons, squid jigs and wedding rings tipped with salmon eggs or shoepeg corn. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Planning a weekend fishing trip? They're biting close to Boise (fishing report, May 11) | Idaho Statesman," 11 May 2018 Justice’s arrest followed earlier reports of a flasher at nearby locations of Taco Bell, McDonald’s and Waffle House. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Fast food flasher: Streaker targeted Buffalo Wild Wings, Taco Bell, Waffle House, cops say," 10 May 2018 Jewell, a college classmate of mine from Beaverton, Ore., followed the instructions of guide Brandon Glass, who said to give the salmon time to eat the herring with three hooks in it, pulled behind a large, bright, spinning flasher. Rocky Barker, idahostatesman, "Chasing the salmon downstream to get an early fishing season | Idaho Statesman," 8 May 2018 Others followed and by the 1950s, flashers became the law. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, "Buick blinkers: Why so loud, and can they be hushed?," 30 Sep. 2017 But, state police said, the Honda’s driver, Roberto A. Garza Palacios, should have been able to more quickly spot and avoid the cars halted ahead of him, especially since Cohen had stopped and made the scene even more visible with his flashers. Dan Morse, Washington Post, "Reaching for his cellphone, an off-duty FBI agent crashed his car. Moments later came tragedy.," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of flasher

1686, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of flasher

: a light that shines briefly and repeatedly
informal : a man who shows his sexual organs in public

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