Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

flush +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Another Wordie conversation gone horribly astray.

    I like that about Wordie.

    November 7, 2008

  • You're so sweet.

    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

  • 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

  • "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