Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The light bag, usually cigar-shaped or fish-shaped, within an open net of cords, which incloses buoyant gas and is employed to support the machinery and crew of a dirigible balloon.
  • noun One who swims.
  • noun An animal which is well adapted for swimming, or which swims habitually.
  • noun A protuberance on the leg of a horse.
  • noun Something that swims or floats or is used as a float.
  • noun In brewing, a metallic vessel floated on the wort in a fermenting-tun, and used to hold ice or iced water for absorbing the heat produced by the fermentation.
  • noun A swimming-bladder.

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

  • noun One who swims.
  • noun (Far.) A protuberance on the leg of a horse.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A swimming bird; one of the natatores.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a phalarope.

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

  • noun One who swims.
  • noun colloquial A sperm.

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

  • noun a person who travels through the water by swimming
  • noun a trained athlete who participates in swimming meets

Etymologies

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From swim +‎ -er.

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