Definition of screamer
1 : one that screams
2 : any of a small family (Anhimidae) of South American wetland birds having a large body, long legs, and spurred wings
3 : a sensationally startling headline
Examples of screamer in a Sentence
The batter hit a screamer right at the shortstop.
She kicked a screamer into the net.
My last computer was pretty fast, but this one's a real screamer.
Don't startle her—she's a screamer.
Recent Examples of screamer from the Web
An infield single by left fielder Trey Mancini and a screamer up the middle by catcher Caleb Joseph, who had two hits, chased Perez.
Its minute displacement means that Honda’s turbocharged motor has one thing in common with the screamers that forged the Si’s reputation: a dearth of torque at low rpm.
New Trier got off to the perfect start when, less than four minutes into the game, Urban won a ball near midfield, dribbled forward, skipped past a defender and then unleashed a screamer into the net to give the Trevians the advantage.
Bigler said initially the plan was to hoist the victim off the mountain using a helicopter and a screamer suit, which looks like a big diaper.
Jarrin says his style is somewhat like Scully’s — calm and impartial, not a screamer, with plenty of stories and anecdotes, often culled from conversations with Spanish-speaking players.
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First Known Use of screamer
SCREAMER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of screamer for English Language Learners
: something that moves or works very quickly
: a person who tends to scream : a person who screams more often or more easily than most people
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