teazer

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Apparently an alteration of teaser, referring to it being lighter than formal punitive instruments.

Noun[edit]

teazer (plural teazers)

  1. sennet whip, an implement for informal corporal punishment, formerly used in the Royal Navy

Etymology 2[edit]

Corrupted from French tiser to feed a fire.

Noun[edit]

teazer (plural teazers)

  1. The stoker or fireman of a furnace, as in glassworking.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tomlinson to this entry?)