Roarer Roar"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, roars. Specifically: (a) A riotous fellow; a roaring boy. [1913 Webster]

A lady to turn roarer, and break glasses. --Massinger. [1913 Webster] (b) (Far.) A horse subject to roaring. See {Roaring}, 2. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The barn owl. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

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  • roarer — roar ► NOUN 1) a full, deep, prolonged sound as made by a lion, natural force, or engine. 2) a loud, deep sound uttered by a person, especially as an expression of pain, anger, or great amusement. ► VERB 1) make or utter a roar. 2) laugh loudly.… …   English terms dictionary

  • roarer — noun Date: 14th century 1. one that roars 2. a horse subject to roaring …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • roarer — See roar. * * * …   Universalium

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  • roarer — roar·er rōr ər, rȯr n a horse subject to roaring …   Medical dictionary

  • roarer — n British a male homosexual, especially one who is actually or supposedly flagrant. This alternative form of roaring pouff/queen , etc. is a heterosexual term of abuse of the 1970s and 1980s …   Contemporary slang

  • roarer — rÉ”rÉ™(r) / rɔːr n. person or thing that roars …   English contemporary dictionary

  • roarer — roar·er …   English syllables

  • roarer — noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑bawler, ↑bellower, ↑screamer, ↑screecher, ↑shouter, ↑yeller • Derivationally related forms: ↑yell …   Useful english dictionary

  • bull-roarer — /bool rawr euhr, rohr /, n. a wooden slat that produces a roaring sound when whirled around one s head on the end of a string or thong, used by some peoples of the world in religious ceremonies and by others as a toy. Also called thunderstick.… …   Universalium

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