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  • n. Someone who is drowning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, drowns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which drowns.
  • n. In irrigation, one who works the sluices of reservoirs and side-channels, in the tipper part of a valley, which flood or drown meadows below, so as to afford an equable distribution of water for irrigation. Locally called drownder.


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