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

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 The coho charged the boat, barely beneath the surface and towing a brightly colored dodger and flasher twice as fast as Jules Orr of Ilwaco could reel — even though his line was slack. oregonlive.com, "Monroe: Ocean fishing has vastly improved this summer," 6 July 2019 If the violation occurs in a work zone when workers are present or in a school zone when warning flashers are on, the fine is $200. USA TODAY, "Women in baseball, Lynyrd Skynyrd, circus fire: News from around our 50 states," 1 July 2019 Two men and two women were at the scene, with a delivery truck parked in the driveway with its emergency flashers on. Brian Lisik, cleveland.com, "Driver, passenger both found without valid drivers’ licenses: Hinckley Township Police Blotter," 10 June 2019 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

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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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