Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which charges.
  • noun A war-horse.
  • noun In mining, an implement for charging horizontal bore-holes with powder.
  • noun In gunnery, a contrivance for measuring and placing in a gun a certain quantity or charge of powder or shot.
  • noun A large flat dish or platter.
  • noun In England, in the middle ages, a servant or officer of the household whose duty was to bear the meats to table at banquets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which charges.
  • noun An instrument for measuring or inserting a charge.
  • noun obsolete A large dish.
  • noun A horse for battle or parade.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A device that charges or recharges.
  • noun A large horse trained for battle and used by the cavalry. They were of a lighter build than a destrier
  • noun A large platter.
  • noun One who charges.
  • noun firearms A speedloader that holds several cartridges together in a single unit for easier loading of a firearm's magazine.
  • noun prison A rectal concealment container for prohibited material such as money, drugs and tools.

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

  • noun formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle
  • noun a device for charging or recharging batteries

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to charge + -er

Examples

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  • I wondered why my mobile phone used to be so hard to hold onto!

    December 2, 2007