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 But here’s a great new product that combines the sensitivity of old-style flashers with space-age technology that not only pinpoints the bottom and any fish suspended but also has a GPS function enabling you to return to that honey hole every time. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Great Gift Ideas for Ice Fishing Dads," 22 Nov. 2019 The Broward School Board decided an administrator’s decision to wear a flasher costume at work didn’t warrant a demotion or a pay cut. Scott Travis, sun-sentinel.com, "School Board suspends, not demotes, director who wore flasher costume," 10 Dec. 2019 The attack killed 15 women and children in one vehicle and five men in another just after the vehicles had stopped and turned on their flashers as the helicopters dropped flares, Motalib said. BostonGlobe.com, "Dozens of civilians reported killed in Afghan commando strike - The Boston Globe," 24 Sep. 2019 Julia Rose and Lauren Summer both responded to tweets about the incident and shared several of their own referencing the flashers and claiming responsibility. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Champions! Washington Nationals Win the 2019 World Series for the First Time in Franchise History," 31 Oct. 2019 The driver then activated the car’s emergency flashers and exited the Fusion, Lt. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, "Person killed after falling into Mobile delta after Bayway crash," 31 Aug. 2019 Pull off to the side of the road, put out an orange cone or flashers and, from a safe distance, point towards the highway. Cathy M. Rosenthal, ExpressNews.com, "What to do if you see an animal on the highway," 9 Aug. 2019 McKenstry repeatedly argues that his stopping in the street with his flashers on for Kushner to get out was not a reason for him to be pulled over. Kevin Rector, baltimoresun.com, "Chair of Baltimore police oversight panel clashed with officer during traffic stop after consent decree hearing," 4 May 2018 Florida had the highest average of negative ground-to-cloud flasher per square mile, with 24, according to the study. Fox News, "Toilet explodes in Florida home after lightning strikes septic tank," 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of flasher

1686, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jan 2020

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“Flasher.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flasher. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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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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