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fog +‎ -er



fogger (plural foggers)

  1. The outlet at the end of a hose which is designed to atomize, spray, or mist the contents flowing through the hose. Typical use includes gaseous materials such as nitrous oxide in automotive applications, as well as fuels for turbine engines.
  2. A device that generates artificial fog or smoke for stage performances.
  3. (obsolete) One who fogs; a pettifogger.
    • 1614, Terence in English
      A beggarly fogger.
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., [], OCLC 752825175, page 035:
      But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶ [] The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the window [], and a 'bead' could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, little dreaming that the deadly tube was levelled at them.

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