Growler meaning

grou'lər
A pail or other container used for carrying beer, especially a half-gallon or gallon glass jug with a gasket or screw cap.
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(dialect, UK, Yorkshire) A pork pie.
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One, such as a dog, that growls.
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A small iceberg.
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An electromagnetic device with two poles, used for magnetizing, demagnetizing, and finding short-circuited coils.
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A person, animal, or thing that growls.
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A small iceberg.
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An electromagnetic device used to find short circuits in coils and for magnetizing and demagnetizing.
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A person, creature or thing that growls.
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(historical, slang) A cab with four wheels.
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A small iceberg or ice floe which is barely visible over the surface of the water.
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(informal) A kind of jug used to carry beer (in current usage, a 2-liter or 64-ounce container with or without a handle; sometimes extended to similarly shaped 32-ounce jug, but not bottles).
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(UK, slang) The vulva.
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Origin of growler

  • Sense 4, from the sound made by carbon dioxide escaping from under the lids of metal pails in which beer was carried in the past
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • growl +‎ -er
    From Wiktionary