flash·​er ˈfla-shər How to pronounce flasher (audio)
: one that flashes: such as
: a light (such as a traffic signal or automobile light) that flashes to catch attention
: a device for automatically flashing a light
: 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 these crimson flashers have inspired at least one riot, are a fascinating technological innovation, and, really, symbolize a rather beautiful altruistic method of human communication. Susan Howson, Quartz, 24 Mar. 2024 Samadi’s family’s lawsuit contends the three-man city crew should have set up cones and that the trucks should have had their amber flashers on while they were parked on the side of the road cleaning storm drain filters. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Feb. 2024 This entails a continuous beep, which turns into a police siren (from the system, not a real police car), and the system then turns on the four-way emergency/hazard flashers. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, 20 Jan. 2024 The team formed a semicircle in front of the mosaic and decided to allow themselves a flasher’s amuse-bouche to the next day’s feast. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2023 Hard-core flashers demonstrate an enthusiasm that borders on compulsion. Lauren Collins, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2023 Of course, right away flick on your four-way flashers. Bill Laytner, Detroit Free Press, 26 Aug. 2023 Still, flashers are popular for their accuracy and versatility. Travis Smola, Field & Stream, 20 Mar. 2023 Russell, who was seen driving slowly with her flashers on for about a half mile on the shoulder of I-459, stopped at mile marker 11, between the Galleria and Alabama 150. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 19 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flasher was in 1686

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“Flasher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flasher. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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