Definitions

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

  • n. Slang One who sells drugs illegally.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. That which pushes.
  • n. An illegal drug dealer.
  • n. (aircraft configuration) an aircraft with the propeller behind the fuselage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, pushes.
  • n. One who sells illegal drugs, esp. one who tries to convince others to use such drugs.
  • n. a second engine attached to the rear of a train to provide extra power for climbing steep grades.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which pushes; one who drives forward.
  • n. In mech., a stem or rod, usually with a button on the outer end, by which, from the outside of an inclosed space, some movement or result is accomplished within the space by pressing upon the button or outer extremity of the rod to push it toward the interior: as, the pusher of an electric signal or a system of electric bells, whereby an electric circuit is completed or broken.
  • n. One of the levers of a type-setting machine, which, when touched on the keyboard, dislodges and pushes out a type.
  • n. In railroading, an assisting locomotive placed behind a train to aid the train-engine in surmounting a steep grade. The use of a pusher over a short incline makes it possible to handle heavy trains with single engines over long levels above and below the incline.
  • n. A glove-like protection made of chamois-skin or soft leather to be slipped on over the toes and instep when wearing the shoes used in running and other athletic sports.
  • n. A small implement, usually of silver, used by a child, at table, to push its food upon a fork or spoon.
  • n. Nautical, the seventh mast on a seven-masted vessel, the masts being named in order as follows: fore-, main-, raizzen-, jigger-, spanker-, driver-, and pusher-mast.

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

  • n. one who intrudes or pushes himself forward
  • n. a sandal attached to the foot by a thong over the toes
  • n. someone who pushes
  • n. a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
  • n. an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs

Etymologies

to push + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On April 14, accompanied by his mechanic Teodoro Madariaga, Salinas flew Sonora, his Glenn Martin pusher biplane, overhead and began bombing the Guerrero.

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  • Except, perhaps, if the pusher is teaching you how to sell cut drugs.

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  • Frist is the main pusher of the nuclear option and if he is too sidetracked or marginalized as is Delay, then the attempt by the neocons to savage tradition has less of a chance of happening.

    Think Progress » Hearings for Sam Alito

  • In the film, Belle's Kira is a "pusher" - someone with the ability to manipulate memories-who has escaped the government agency that's trying to experiment on her.

    SCI FI Wire

  • The pusher is the person who is the most direct cause [of crime], but many pushers are ...

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  • The pusher was a man named Jack Mort ... except the thing hiding inside of Mort's head and guiding his murderous hands on this par-ticular occasion was Roland's old enemy, Walter.

    Wizard and Glass

  • Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said Wednesday his office and the Arizona Department of Gaming confiscated 70 coin pusher games at 57 restaurants, bars, arcades and other locations.

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  • If you were around for the arcade craze of the 80's, you no doubt have seen a coin pusher at some point.

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  • Coin Push Frenzy has a bunch of different power-ups, collectable prizes, and additional unlockable coin pusher machines.

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  • Basically, a traditional coin pusher is a machine loaded with quarters or whatever tokens the arcade used with a mechanical "broom" that pushes back and forth at the back of the machine.

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