scorch·​er | \ˈskȯr-chər \

Definition of scorcher 

: one that scorches especially : a very hot day

Examples of scorcher in a Sentence

Tomorrow is going to be a real scorcher.

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If fairgoers are wary about another scorcher, there are plenty of spots to escape the heat and sun at this year’s fair. Julia Sclafani And Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "All the new State Fair offerings: wine tastings, silent discos, coasters and acai bowls," 12 July 2018 Forecast for Sunday, June 17, 2018 Wochit Sunday's scorcher will extend into Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Alicia Secord, Detroit Free Press, "Heat advisory extends into Monday for metro Detroit," 17 June 2018 Japan’s first goal may have come off a mistake, but the second was a beauty — a seeing-eye scorcher from 25 yards that was unstoppable. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "World Cup 2018: Belgium Shocks Japan With Stunning Rally," 4 July 2018 But many were bracing for a worse scorcher on Sunday, when temperatures are supposed to climb as high as 100 degrees and remain searing through the end of the week. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Connecticut To Cook For Several Days In Heat Wave," 1 July 2018 Sunday will be another scorcher in Chicago, with temperatures reaching the 90s for the third straight day. Tom Skilling,, "Gusty thunderstorms to break heat wave," 30 June 2018 Her third-round 67 tied the day’s best score on another scorcher in suburban Chicago. Beth Ann Nichols, USA TODAY, "So Yeon Ryu breaks away for 3-shot lead entering final round of KPMG Women's PGA," 30 June 2018 Next week promises to be another scorcher in a summer that has had Houston in a relentless heat grip. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "El Segundo Swim Club set to open in Houston’s Second Ward," 29 June 2018 As the scorcher expands east, New York will bake this weekend and so will Vermont up to the border with Canada. Dean Reynolds, CBS News, "Dangerous heat wave hitting U.S. over Fourth of July weekend," 29 June 2018

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1733, in the meaning defined above

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: a very hot day

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