Definition of dodger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdäjər/


1 [often with modifier] A person who engages in cunning tricks or dishonest practices to avoid something unpleasant: tax dodgers
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  • Road tax dodgers face fines of up to £1, 000, or five times the 12-month rate of duty if this is a greater amount.
  • Some tax dodgers could even face a maximum penalty of £1,000 if they are taken to court in a clampdown on unlicensed cars.
  • Road tax dodgers are being targeted in a new campaign to rid the streets of illegal cars.
2 Nautical A canvas screen on a ship giving protection from spray.
Example sentences
  • The mainsheet traveler is located on the cabin top forward of the companionway and out of the way of the dodger and cockpit bimini.
  • Models built after 1993 feature a fixed dodger / windshield forward of the companionway.
  • A cockpit dodger or awning is a must with this design for adequate ventilation of the cabin in inclement weather.
3A small handbill or leaflet.
Example sentences
  • Last night I watched a businessman taping to a lamp post a dodger seeking information about someone from his firm.

Words that rhyme with dodger

codger, lodger
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