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scorcher (plural scorchers)
- (literally) One who, or that which, scorches.
- (colloquial) A very hot day.
- Tomorrow will be a scorcher, so carry water and use sunscreen if you're going out.
- (soccer) A very good goal, notably made with a very hard shot
- What a scorcher! See the net reverberate!
- Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967