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Definition of "growler" [growl•er]

  • One, such as a dog, that growls. (noun)
  • A small iceberg. (noun)
  • Informal A container, such as a pail or pitcher, that is used for carrying beer. (noun)
  • Electricity An electromagnetic device with two poles, used for magnetizing, demagnetizing, and finding short-circuited coils. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "growler" in a sentence
  • "BTW the growler is the only call that has consistently worked for me."
  • "Hunter said a vessel off the Cape west coast in February 2002 reported a "growler" - the remains of an iceberg - less than five metres long with freeboard (height above water level) below one metre."
  • "A growler was a metal pail, its inside often smeared with lard."