from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The bursar or treasurer of a college.

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  • noun A fuel metering/delivery pump at a filling station.
  • noun A road vehicle (often a trailer) for the transport of liquid fuel, particularly aviation fuel at an airfield.
  • noun UK A mobile water tank deployed to distribute fresh water in emergency situations where the normal system of piped distribution has broken down or is insufficient.


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From Bowser ("a surname"), after Sylvanus Bowser US inventor of the first fuel pump; also a trade name of SF Bowser inc., the inventor's company.


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