Definition of smasher in English:

smasher

Line breaks: smash¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈsmaʃə
 
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noun

  • 1British informal A very attractive or impressive person or thing: the night nurse was a smasher
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    • Since David McVicar's 2000 production was such a smasher, Scottish Opera has taken Puccini's Madama Butterfly back on tour, still with many of the original cast.
    • The first studio album for 35 years from one of Britain's most influential blues/rock outfit is a smasher.
    • The new album features some recent smashers; ‘In The Grind’ and ‘Forsaken Dreams’ and a lot of older classics like ‘Threshold’ and ‘Friday'.
  • 2 [usually in combination] A person or device that breaks something up: riot police had clashed with window-smashers
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    • He thinks the window smashers are using small metal hammers from fire alarms to break the glass.
    • With a super-duper particle smasher, physicists might be able to simulate the earliest moments of the cosmos.
    • Shaeron has sent the message to horrified mirror smashers: ‘Please don't bin them’ because she needs the pieces for her latest creation.

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