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Teaser   /tˈizər/   Listen
Teaser

noun
1.
A worker who teases wool.
2.
Someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity).  Synonyms: annoyer, tease, vexer.
3.
An advertisement that offers something free in order to arouse customers' interest.
4.
A particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution.  Synonyms: mystifier, puzzle, puzzler.  "That's a real puzzler"
5.
An attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show.
6.
A flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings.  Synonyms: tormenter, tormentor.
7.
A device for teasing wool.



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"Teaser" Quotes from Famous Books



... conscienceless character of the four men inspiring the trick, he was under no delusion that the "free whiskey" would end with a single case of bottles. Among three hundred men that would amount to but two or three drinks apiece—a mere taste, only a teaser. And because it was only a teaser, the men would want more. If he could carry them over this idle Sunday sober, they would be at work on the morrow and ...
— In the Shadow of the Hills • George C. Shedd

... now, that's a teaser. E'en as it is (Don't joke about it) my poor Jenny takes The smallness of her Much sorely to heart! And though I often tell her half a loaf (Ground in our mill) is better than no bread, She weeps, ...
— Collected Poems - Volume Two (of 2) • Alfred Noyes

... have to be the case with Alice on account of her hand—would be momentarily at the other's mercy. I guess it occurred to Alice too because she stopped and looked at me. It was a little like the old teaser about the fox, the ...
— The Night of the Long Knives • Fritz Reuter Leiber

... Never trust a cook teaser with the important office of carver, or place him within reach of any principal dish. I shall never forget the following exhibition of a selfish spoiled child: the first dish that Master Johnny mangled, was three mackerel; he cut off the upper side of each fish: next came a couple ...
— The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual • William Kitchiner

... floor, but Frank Baker| |came to his aid and yanked him out of trouble. | | | |It was this way: Judge, first man up in the fourth, | |singled to center. Shanks was hit on the wrist and | |Jamieson laid a bunt half an inch from the third | |base line, filling the bases. Henry spun a teaser | |right in front of the plate and Nunamacher made a | |quick play by grabbing the ball and forcing Judge | |out as he was about to score. The base line circuit | |was still playing to S. R. O. McBride rapped a | |hopper down back ...
— News Writing - The Gathering , Handling and Writing of News Stories • M. Lyle Spencer

... an awful sight. The wall was splashed with blood and brains, and his face was utterly disfigured. Sanine must have given him a teaser." He laughed. "A ...
— Sanine • Michael Artzibashef

... by the pleading expression of those beautiful eyes, he said, "Well, little teaser, I will see whether Mr. Jackson will sell you to me. If he will, I will send for you ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 7, May, 1858 • Various



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



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