growler

noun
growl·​er | \ ˈgrau̇-lər How to pronounce growler (audio) \

Definition of growler

1 : one that growls
2 : a container (such as a can or pitcher) for beer bought by the measure
3 : a small iceberg

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Examples of growler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What really put the Elevation ahead of competitors is its five user-friendly lids, which are all compatible with Otterbox’s 28-ounce growler and its 16- and 20-ounce tumblers. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "We’ve Tested 30 Thermoses. None Impressed Us More Than the Otterbox Elevation.," 12 Mar. 2021 The state does allow for growler and crowler sales in taprooms, but only the 25.4-ounce cans (equal to a 750-milliliter wine bottle). Chris Riemenschneider, Star Tribune, "Crowlers became Minnesota breweries' untapped resource during pandemic," 3 Feb. 2021 Otterbox’s Elevation growler filled with 36 ounces of ice-cold water. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "We’ve Tested 30 Thermoses. None Impressed Us More Than the Otterbox Elevation.," 12 Mar. 2021 Paul, said a conversation with Stephenson and Dahms on the measure earlier this winter did not leave her with much hope for the growler bills' future. Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune, "Minnesota's big brewers calling for end to growler limit at State Capitol," 13 Feb. 2021 For beer distributors, liquor stores and restaurants, the possibility that people could walk out of a big craft brewery's front door with a growler can be a cause for concern. Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune, "Minnesota's big brewers calling for end to growler limit at State Capitol," 13 Feb. 2021 Distributors and retailers have previously lobbied against efforts to raise or remove the growler cap, arguing that a change would benefit big producers at the expense of small restaurants, bars and liquor stores. Katie Galioto, Star Tribune, "Down the drain: Castle Danger dumps beer as it pushes to 'free the growler'," 29 Jan. 2021 Darwin was also a good friend — a sassy, independent beagle, occasional growler and regular howler who loved road trips second only to eating. Washington Post, "John Steinbeck’s classic travelogue showcases man’s best road trip buddy," 31 Dec. 2020 To complete the watch party, bring home a 64-ounce growler, available starting Dec. 28. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Ring in 2021 with a bang & a bite," 23 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of growler

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Growler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/growler. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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