noun (1)
lash·​er | \ ˈla-shər How to pronounce lasher (audio) \
plural lashers

Definition of lasher

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: a person or thing that lashes or lashes out at someone or something a whip lasher Expiring Tropical Storm Josephine spit up to 3 inches of windswept rain on parts of New England last night … "It was a quick-moving lasher with intense rain, but the worst is over and we may get some sun" today, said National Weather Service meteorologist Walter Drag.— Joe Heaney and Jason B. Johnson "He's just venting … this is a guy who last night was lashing out at two Republican Senators … He's a lasher. That's what he does."— Jeffrey Pollock


noun (2)
plural lashers

Definition of lasher (Entry 2 of 2)

: something used to lash things together Ernest Leleu, a crew foreman with CableWorks Inc. … uses a wire lasher as he moves a 'storage loop' to connect an apartment complex to a feed for Internet, phone and cable television service.The Advocate (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

First Known Use of lasher

Noun (1)

1611, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1669, in the meaning defined above

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“Lasher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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