lasher

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lash +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

lasher (plural lashers)

  1. One who whips or lashes.
  2. A piece of rope for binding or making fast one thing to another.
  3. (Britain) A weir in a river.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Kingsley to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)
    • 1914, Coningsby Dawson, chapter 3, in The Raft:
      They paddled on in silence till they came to the lasher. Together they hauled the punt over the rollers ... Through the network of branches moonlight drifted, making ... water, rushing foam-streaked from the lasher, eerie and fantastic.

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