Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name of the red-backed shrike or lesser butcher-bird of Europe, Lanius or Enneoctonus collurio.

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

  • noun A workman employed in cleaning sewers by flushing them with water.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The red-backed shrike. See Flasher.

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

  • noun The mechanical part of a toilet that causes the toilet bowl's contents to be sucked down the drain.
  • noun Agent noun of flush: one who flushes.
  • noun US, politics A worker for a political campaign who persuades voters to vote on Election Day

Etymologies

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flush +‎ -er

Examples

  • Locals says Ms. Sparks, who is supported by business groups and opposes new corporate taxes, has a shot at winning the seat, which she might not have had in flusher times.

    Fiscal Strains Crowd Out Social Issues

  • "flusher" - the term for a volunteer who rounds up nonvoters on Election Day-to know exactly who had, and had not, voted in real time.

    Buffalo Pundit

  • "flusher" - the term for a volunteer who rounds up nonvoters on Election Day-to know exactly who had, and had not, voted in real time.

    Buffalo Pundit

  • "flusher" - the term for a volunteer who rounds up nonvoters on Election Day-to know exactly who had, and had not, voted in real time.

    Bloggers.Pakistan

  • "flusher" - the term for a volunteer who rounds up nonvoters on Election Day-to know exactly who had, and had not, voted in real time.

    Blogula Rasa

  • "flusher" - the term for a volunteer who rounds up nonvoters on Election Day-to know exactly who had, and had not, voted in real time.

    Control Congress

  • The Obama campaign's New Media experts created a computer program that would allow a "flusher" — the term for a volunteer who rounds up nonvoters on Election Day — to know exactly who had, and had not, voted in real time.

    Pulling Off Houdini's Trick

  • The Obama campaign's New Media experts created a computer program that would allow a "flusher" — the term for a volunteer who rounds up nonvoters on Election Day — to know exactly who had, and had not, voted in real time.

    Hackers and Spending Sprees

  • With this in mind, I had to use bleach on my toilets seat and the silver 'flusher'.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home

  • Firms that in flusher times might have rebuffed suitors now are courting them.

    Stark Choice for Lawyers— Firms Must Merge or Die

Comments

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  • "The Obama campaign's New Media experts created a computer program that would allow a flusher—the term for a volunteer who rounds up nonvoters on Election Day—to know exactly who had, and had not, voted in real time. They dubbed it Project Houdini, because of the way names disappear off the list instantly once people are identified as they wait in line at their local polling station."

    - 'Hackers and Spending Sprees', newsweek.com, 5 Nov 2008.

    November 6, 2008

  • Well, their flushers weren't doing the job with us. We voted first thing in the a.m. and got about four or five phone calls (most from local volunteers, a couple from Mr. Obama and Mrs. Obama) much later in the day to remind us to vote. :)

    I like the term Project Houdini.

    November 7, 2008

  • Perhaps they flushed and you came back up?

    *Makes mental note to conduct Will It Float? experiment with chained_bear one day*

    November 7, 2008

  • You're so sweet.

    November 7, 2008

  • Another Wordie conversation gone horribly astray.

    I like that about Wordie.

    November 7, 2008