smoker

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Etymology[edit]

From smoke +‎ -er.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsmoʊkɚ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊkə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

smoker (plural smokers)

  1. A person who smokes tobacco habitually.
  2. A smoking car on a train.
    • 1913, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Poison Belt[2]:
      We had all got into a first-class smoker, and he had already lit the short and charred old briar pipe which seemed to singe the end of his long, aggressive nose.
  3. (informal, dated) An informal social gathering for men only, at which smoking tobacco is allowed.
    • Strand Magazine
      That evening A Company had a "smoker" in one of the disused huts of Shorncliffe Camp.
  4. (informal, dated, Britain, Cambridge University) A social event featuring sketches, songs, etc., whether or not smoking is carried out.
  5. A vent in the deep ocean floor from which a plume of superheated seawater, rich in minerals, erupts.
  6. (slang) An illicit boxing match; see Wikipedia:Battle Royal (boxing).
  7. A device that releases smoke intended to distract bees; a bee smoker.
  8. A person or an apparatus that smokes food.
  9. (slang) A two-stroke engine.
  10. (slang, by extension) Any vehicle with a two-stroke engine, especially a motorcycle, as opposed to a four-stroke motorcycle or stroker.
  11. (baseball, informal) A fastball.
  12. (slang) Synonym of stag film

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