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

  • n. Informal A large, heavyset man.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. : In contact sports, an athlete whose size, strength, and/or aggressiveness make it likely that he will cause athletes on the opposing team to suffer physical punishment.
  • n. By extension, a tall, strong, heavily built man, especially one prone to physical violence.
  • n. A thug.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, bruises.
  • n. A boxer; a pugilist; hence, a strong, tough person; -- often used in the phrase big bruiser.
  • n. A concave tool used in grinding lenses or the speculums of telescopes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who bruises.
  • n. A concave tool for grinding the specula of telescopes.
  • n. The name of various machines for bruising grain, etc., for feeding cattle.
  • n. A boxer; a pugilist; a bully.
  • n. A name applied to various plants supposed to be efficacious in healing bruises, as bruise-wort, soapwort, etc.

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

  • n. a large and strong and heavyset man


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