Growler



[grou-ler] /ˈgraʊ lər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that .
2.
Informal. a pitcher, pail, or other container brought by a customer for beer.
3.
British Slang. a four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage.
4.
Electricity. an electromagnetic device consisting of two field poles, used for indicating short-circuited coils in armatures and for magnetizing or demagnetizing objects.
5.
an iceberg large enough to be a navigational hazard.
/ˈɡraʊlə/
noun
1.
a person, animal, or thing that growls
2.
(Brit, slang, obsolete) a four-wheeled hansom cab
3.
(Canadian) a small iceberg that has broken off from a larger iceberg or from a glacier, often hazardous to shipping
4.
(US, slang) any container, such as a can, for draught beer
5.
(derogatory, slang) a woman, esp one who is considered physically unattractive
n.

pitcher or other vessel for beer, 1885, American English, of uncertain origin; apparently an agent noun from growl (v.). It owes its popularity to laws prohibiting sale of liquor on Sundays and thus the tippler’s need to stock up. Also in early use in the expression work the growler “go on a spree.” Also late 19c. slang for a four-wheeled cab.

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