Definition of bouncer in English:

bouncer

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaʊnsə
 
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noun

1A person employed by a nightclub or similar establishment to prevent troublemakers and other unwanted people entering or to eject them from the premises.
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  • The security company that employs unlicensed bouncers and the licensee of any premises allowing them to work could both be prosecuted under the new rules.
  • He took courses in the field, then worked as a nightclub bouncer and a bodyguard.
  • A security firm owner who provides bouncers to a nightclub claims no underage drinkers get in when his staff are on duty.
2 Cricket A ball bowled fast and short so as to rise high after pitching.
More example sentences
  • Foolishly, in the course of the innings, one of England's pace bowlers bowled Lillee a bouncer.
  • They were willing to bang the ball in, bowl a few bouncers to keep the batsmen quiet and have them in trouble.
  • It is like a fast bowler being told he can't bowl a bouncer.

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