Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. wooer; one who courts
  • n. spark arrestor

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A spark arrester.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as spark-arrester, 3.

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

  • n. a wire net to stop sparks from an open fireplace or smokestack

Etymologies

spark (lover) + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yes, I think Matt, it's a great question and I'll tell you in some ways, we're still developing our strategy, but clearly on our new products and that's why you heard me talk about the study that we're putting forward, this observational study, associated with ABThera, compared to the standard of care, I'll call the sparker system.

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  • Both Maryland packages apparently contained a battery and an electric "sparker", but no other explosive material.

    Package that ignited in Washington DC postal room 'similar to Maryland ones'

  • She says she knows why the motor goes / The 'sparker' is awfully strong. ")

    Salon

  • Question: I can build a fire with a steel knife and a mag sparker block in the pissing rain 30 seconds.

    What's the Best Survival Weapon?

  • Critics of Stanley Miller had often pointed to his use of an electric sparker as a highly implausible re-creation of the dynamics of early Earth.

    First Contact

  • I carry a Ferrocerium sparker, several cotton balls soaked in Vaseline, and occasionally carry a small stick of sap wood.

    What type of fire starter do you carry in your pack?

  • But, as it turns out, pioneering research into volcanic lightning is making his sparker seem not so crazy after all, and now a new generation of scientists believe volcanoes may offer up clues to the process of preparing the Earth for life.

    First Contact

  • Mudge magnanimously passed over a stick along with his sparker.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • He used a tiny flinted sparker to light the stick.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • Despite the persistent mist the highly combustible reeds readily caught fire when he applied the tip of the well-spelled sparker Caz had lent to him.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

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