smok·er | \ˈsmō-kər \

Definition of smoker 

1 : one that smokes

2 : a railroad car or compartment in which smoking is allowed

3 : an informal social gathering for men

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Former Pangaea executive chef Brett Stockdale and sous chef Greg Desmangles, Archie's nephew, will run the industrial smoker and Urban Roots' kitchen. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "‘Bold and flavorful’ brewery and smokehouse to open near Southside Park on Saturday | The Sacramento Bee," 17 May 2018 Behind him, Pat Strey grinds up and mixes the beef trimmings and picnic roast pork that goes into the Polish sausage, stokes the fire for the smoker and preps a fresh batch of custom deer sausage to close out the production window. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "Mertz Sausage may be oldest S.A. biz you’ve not heard of," 5 Mar. 2018 The survey, which was weighted to match the 2017 U.S. Census for gender and age, found a pretty big divide between smokers and nonsmokers on cigarette breaks. Josh Magness, miamiherald, "Most nonsmokers want extra vacation to make up for co-workers’ smoke breaks, survey finds | Miami Herald," 1 Mar. 2018 Being a smoker and taking an estrogen-containing birth control method can increase your risk of blood clots, heart attack, and stroke. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Signs an IUD Is Right for You—and 5 It Isn’t," 18 Jan. 2018 With 4505 Meats, smoker demo/discussion; The Perennial, roast vegetables technique discussion; Stanford Neuroscience, food science; extended aquarium/exhibition hours; planetarium screening; cocktails. 6-10 p.m. Thurs., July 5., "Exhibits listings," 28 June 2018 Then come the airlift and the drifting descent, via glider, to the battleground, with a gentle whooshing sound that is to the Fortnite addict what the flick of a Bic is to a smoker. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, "How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts and Minds," 14 May 2018 But the 4th District Court of Appeal ruled the compensatory-damage award was excessive for a case brought by the adult child of a dead smoker. News Service Of Florida,, "Justices set arguments on damages in smoker's death," 29 Mar. 2018 Part of their appeal: A Big Green Egg can work as a grill, an oven and a smoker. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Big Green Egg grilling festival set for Treetops Resort," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of smoker

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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smoker's cough

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English Language Learners Definition of smoker

: a person who smokes cigarettes, cigars, etc.

: a piece of equipment used for smoking foods


smok·er | \ˈsmō-kər \

Medical Definition of smoker 

: a person who smokes habitually

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