from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that teases, as a device for teasing wool.
- n. One who engages in teasing; a tease.
- n. A puzzling problem.
- n. An advertisement that attracts customers by offering something extra or free.
- n. Slang An attention-getting vignette or highlight presented before the start of a television show.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person or thing that teases
- n. A short film or quote meant to draw an audience to a film or show.
- n. A kind of gull, the jaeger.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who teases or vexes.
- n. A jager gull.
- n. A shunt winding on field magnets for maintaining their magnetism when the main circuit is open.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which teases: as, a teaser of oakum.
- n. The stoker or fireman in glassworks who attends the furnace.
- n. A dog used in hunting deer.
- n. Anything which teases, or causes trouble or annoyance.
- n. An inferior stallion or ram used to excite mares or ewes, but not allowed to serve them.
- n. A gull-teaser: a sailors' and fishermen's name of sundry predatory birds of the family Laridæ and subfamily Stercorariinæ, as a skua. Also called boatswain, marlinespike, and dung-hunter. See cuts under skua and Stercorarius.
- n. A name applied by Brush to a magnetizing coil on the field-magnets of his dynamo, the ends of which were connected to the terminals of the machine so as to form an independent circuit with the coil of the armature; the shunt coil in a compound wound dynamo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device for teasing wool
- n. a worker who teases wool
- n. an advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers' interest
- n. a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings
- n. an attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show
- n. someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
- n. a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
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