Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which crushes or demolishes: as, his answer was a crusher.
  • noun A policeman.
  • noun Specifically, a crushing-machine.
  • noun A mill for grinding sugar-beets, potatoes, and other roots to reduce them to a pulp for use in the manufacture of sugar or starch.
  • noun In electricity, a device for reducing the apparent fall of potential in the ground return-circuit of an electric system.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, crushes.
  • noun an instrument for measuring the explosive force of gunpowder, etc., by its effect in compressing a piece of metal.

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

  • noun Someone or something that crushes.
  • noun A machine designed to crush rocks.
  • noun slang A policeman.

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

  • noun a device that crushes something

Etymologies

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From crush +‎ -er.

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