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slam +‎ -er


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  • Rhymes: -æmə(r)


slammer (plural slammers)

  1. One who, or that which, slams.
    • 1989, Jane Howard, Margaret Mead: A Life (page 27)
      Margaret was also, by her own admission, a determined slammer of doors.
  2. (slang, usually "the slammer") Jail, prison.
    • 1971, "Better Than Prison," Time, 7 Jun.,
      A man being sentenced for starving some horses chose 24 hours in the slammer with no food rather than seven days with the regular amenities.
  3. A tequila cocktail.
  4. One who takes part in slam-dance.
  5. One who competes in a poetry slam.
  6. In the game of Pogs, the heavier piece used to strike the stack of counters.
  7. (Britain, slang) A slam-door train.

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