growl·er | \ˈgrau̇-lər \

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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Coffee flasks, wine bottles, growlers, and tumblers...there's a Hydro Flask for everyone in your life. The Editors, Outside Online, "What Our Readers Are Buying at REI's Sale," 23 May 2018 The tasting room in an old warehouse space began with just filling growlers and Hot Pockets on the menu. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state," 11 July 2018 From March 1-18, patrons can purchase individualized taps, mugs, growlers and kegs to paper the walls of the draft beer bar. Carol Kovach,, "Buckeye Beer Engine anniversary aids Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corp.: A Place in the Sun," 26 Feb. 2018 Sample the boozy beverage, or grab a growler to go at the brewery's small, northwest suburban taproom (closed Mondays). Lori Rackl,, "Bicentennial bucket list: 20 essential Illinois drinks," 29 June 2018 Visit all 11 stops to receive a HowardOnTap growler. Valerie Bonk, Howard County Times, "10 ways to beat the heat in Howard County this summer," 6 June 2018 People who redeem completed passports receive a customized growler and are entered into a drawing for a Greater Akron getaway package. Marc Bona,, "Summit Brew Path adds breweries for 2nd year," 28 Feb. 2018 The Grimms will serve their beer in glasses at the bar, but each variety will also be available in a can, bottle, or growler to go, with the labels designed by longtime friend and artist Gretta Johnson. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Brooklyn’s Newest Brewery Will Be Your Favorite Summer Spot," 26 June 2018 This stainless-steel keg to-go is the same height as your standard glass growler but holds twice the volume (eight pints). Graham Averill, Outside Online, "Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts—for $45 or Less," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of growler

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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