Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that chases or pursues another: a chaser of criminals.
  • n. A drink, as of beer or water, taken after hard liquor.
  • n. One who decorates metal by engraving or embossing.
  • n. A steel tool for cutting or finishing screw threads.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Someone that follows logs out of the forest in order to signal a yarder engineer to stop them if they become fouled - also called a frogger.
  • n. one who unhooks chokers from the logs at the landing.
  • n. One of a series of adjacent light bulbs that cycle on and off to give the illusion of movement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who or that which chases; a pursuer; a driver; a hunter.
  • n. Same as Chase gun, esp. in terms bow chaser and stern chaser. See under Bow, Stern.
  • n. One who chases or engraves. See 5th chase, and enchase.
  • n. A tool with several points, used for cutting or finishing screw threads, either external or internal, on work revolving in a lathe.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who chases; a pursuer; a hunter; a driver.
  • n. Nautical: A vessel which pursues another, A chase-gun; a gun on a vessel mounted especially for service when in chase or being chased: called a bow-chaser when pointed from the bow, and a stern-chaser when from the stern.
  • n. A short strap used to keep the curtain of a carriage in place when it is rolled up.
  • n. One who chases or enchases; an enchaser.
  • n. A hand-tool of steel used for cutting or finishing the threads of screws; the tool used as the cutting instrument in a chasing-lathe.
  • n. The sip of water or mild drink with which tipplers ‘chase’ or wash down their dram of spirits.
  • n. Same as edge-runner mill (which see, under mill). Also called chaser mill.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture
  • n. a drink to follow immediately after another drink

Etymologies

From Old French chaceür, chaceor (French chasseur), from chacier ("to chase, hunt"); later senses from or influenced by chase +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

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