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Teaser   /tˈizər/   Listen

A worker who teases wool.
Someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity).  Synonyms: annoyer, tease, vexer.
An advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers' interest.
A particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution.  Synonyms: mystifier, puzzle, puzzler.  "That's a real puzzler"
An attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show.
A flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings.  Synonyms: tormenter, tormentor.
A device for teasing wool.

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"Teaser" Quotes from Famous Books

... planking increasing the speed from 3.75 to 5.75, to 9, and finally to 11 knots. A trial between the Rifleman and the Sharpshooter, vessels of four hundred and eighty tons and two hundred horse-power, and the Minx and Teaser, of three hundred tons and one hundred horse-power, gave similar results,—the speed in each trial being twenty-four per cent. in favor of ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume V, Number 29, March, 1860 - A Magazine Of Literature, Art, And Politics • Various

... the steamer was ascertained with no little difficulty; but it was protected by the guns of the forts. Captain Breaker desired to obtain better information in regard to the Teaser, as the negroes said she was called. She was quite small, and carried only a single long gun, and it was suspected that she was a privateer. On the evening of the Bellevite's arrival, the weather was rainy, foggy, and thick. It was just the night for a blockade runner, and the ...
— Within The Enemy's Lines - SERIES: The Blue and the Gray—Afloat • Oliver Optic

... be better illustrated by taking, instead of a mood, a person who teases. It is well known that the more we are annoyed, the more our opponent teases; and that the surest and quickest way of freeing ourselves is not to be teased. We can ignore the teaser externally with an internal irritation which he sees as clearly as if we expressed it. We can laugh in such a way that every sound of our own voice proclaims the annoyance we are trying to hide. It is when we take his words for what they are worth, and go with him, that the wind is taken ...
— As a Matter of Course • Annie Payson Call

... Ormond's; and he begged me to carry him to the Duchess of Hamilton, to beg her pardon again. I did on purpose to see how the blunderbuss behaved himself; but I begged the Duchess to use him mercifully, for she is the devil of a teaser. The good of it is, she ought to beg his pardon, for he meant no harm; yet she would not allow him to put in an advertisement to clear himself from hers, though hers was all a lie. He appealed to me, and I gravely gave it against him. I was at Court to-day, and the ...
— The Journal to Stella • Jonathan Swift

... ostriches, and gazelles, which they do as follows:—If an elephant is ever seen upon the plains, a large body of men assemble on foot, armed with spears, bows, and sharp double-edged knives, with one man mounted on a white horse, to act as teaser. This man commences by riding in front of the animal, to irritate and absorb his entire attention by riding in repeated circles just in front of him. When the huge beast shows signs of distress by fruitlessly charging on ...
— What Led To The Discovery of the Source Of The Nile • John Hanning Speke

Words linked to "Teaser" :   device, brain-teaser, advertizing, puzzler, acrostic, flat, sudoku, worker, opening, advert, persona non grata, advertizement, ad, advertising, unwelcome person, word square, colloquialism, advertisement, problem

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