Definition of Grouser

1. n. A pointed timber attached to a boat and sliding vertically, to thrust into the ground as a means of anchorage.



Definition of Grouser

1. Noun. A person who grouses; a grumbler ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A temporary pile driven into the bottom of a river to hold a boat in position; a spud ¹

3. Noun. (engineering) A protrusion on the surface of a wheel or continuous track segment, intended to increase traction in soil, snow, or other loose material ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Grouser

1. one that grouses [n -S] - See also: grouses

Lexicographical Neighbors of Grouser

groupuscule
groupuscules
groupware
groupwares
groupwide
groupwork
groupworker
groupworkers
groupy
grouse
grouse-berry
grouse whortleberry
grouseberry
groused
grouselike
grouser (current term)
grousers
grouses
grousest
grousing
grout
grouted
grouter
grouters
groutier
groutiest
grouting
groutings
groutite
groutlike

Literary usage of Grouser

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Charles Godfrey Leland (1889)
"grouser (popular), a grumbler. No matter how well the indefatigable cooks acquit themselves in trying to appease the ravenous wants of the hungry crowd, ..."

2. History, Winnebago County, Wisconsin: Its Cities, Towns, Resources, People by Publius Virgilius Lawson (1908)
"The tugboat history of these waters is deserving of especial mention, inasmuch as the grouser tug was originally designed in this locality, flourished and ..."

3. Reminiscences by Emory Fiske Skinner (1908)
"These boats were furnished with what is called a "grouser," also side wheels, a rudder, ... Thia grouser is a piece of oak, eight by twelve inches in size, ..."

4. Life and Letters of Sir Wilfrid Laurier by Oscar Douglas Skelton (1921)
"Hemon should have remembered that "the Frenchman born a grouser" remains a grouser. With this reservation, and it is the only one, ..."

5. The War and Preaching by John Kelman (1919)
"I have heard officers put in a good word for the grouser. Grousing is but another form of swearing, in which very frequently the man does not mean what he ..."

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