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

  • n. One who smokes tobacco.
  • n. A device, such as a stove, that emits smoke.
  • n. A smoking car.
  • n. An informal social gathering for men.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who smokes tobacco habitually.
  • n. A smoking car on a train.
  • n. An informal social gathering for men only.
  • n. A vent in the deep ocean floor from which a plume of superheated seawater, rich in minerals, erupts.
  • n. An illicit boxing match; see Wikipedia:Battle Royal (boxing).
  • n. A device that releases smoke intended to distract bees (also more specifically called a bee smoker).
  • n. An apparatus for smoking food, or a person who smokes food.
  • n. An social event featuring sketches, songs, etc., whether or not smoking is carried out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who dries or preserves by smoke.
  • n. One who smokes tobacco or the like.
  • n. A smoking car or compartment.
  • n. A gathering for smoking and social intercourse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which smokes, in any sense of the verb.
  • n. See the quotation.
  • n. A smoking-car.
  • n. The long-billed curlew, Numenius longirostris: so called from the shape of the bill, which looks as if the bird had a pipe in its mouth.
  • n. In bee-keeping, an apparatus for creating a smoke to quiet the bees.
  • n. An informal gathering of men where smoking is freely indulged in: music, a vaudeville show, cards, etc., are sometimes part of the evening's entertainment.

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

  • n. a party for men only (or one considered suitable for men only)
  • n. a person who smokes tobacco
  • n. a passenger car for passengers who wish to smoke


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