Triple-tail Tri"ple-tail`, n. (Zo["o]l.) An edible fish ({Lobotes Surinamensis}) found in the warmer parts of all the oceans, and common on the southern and middle coasts of the United States. When living it is silvery gray, and becomes brown or blackish when dead. Its dorsal and anal fins are long, and extend back on each side of the tail. It has large silvery scales which are used in the manufacture of fancy work. Called also, locally, {black perch}, {grouper}, and {flasher}. [1913 Webster]

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  • flasher — [ flaʃe ] v. <conjug. : 1> • 1980; de flash ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ V. intr. Fam. FLASHER SUR : être très intéressé par, avoir le coup de foudre pour. Flasher sur qqch., qqn. 2 ♦ V. tr. Techn. Produire (des films, des bromures composés et mis en… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Flasher — has multiple meanings: *A person who displays their body in a form of indecent exposure (flashing genitals, breasts, buttocks, etc.) *Another name for a vehicle s turn signal *A species of fish in the Lobotidae family * Flasher (SS 249), a Gato… …   Wikipedia

  • Flasher — Flasher, ND U.S. city in North Dakota Population (2000): 285 Housing Units (2000): 155 Land area (2000): 0.698469 sq. miles (1.809026 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.009061 sq. miles (0.023468 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.707530 sq. miles (1.832494… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • flasher — (n.) male genital exhibitionist, 1960s (though meat flasher in this sense was attested in 1890s); agent noun from FLASH (Cf. flash) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Flasher — Flash er, n. 1. One who, or that which, flashes. [1913 Webster] 2. A man of more appearance of wit than reality. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A large sparoid fish of the Atlantic coast and all tropical seas ({Lobotes Surinamensis}). (b) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flasher — [flash′ər] n. a person or thing that flashes; specif., a) a device for causing lights to go on and off intermittently, or a light that flashes in this way b) Informal an exhibitionist who flashes: see FLASH vi. 5 …   English World dictionary

  • Flasher — Pour une définition du mot « flasher », voir l’article flasher du Wiktionnaire. Flasher Administration Pays …   Wikipédia en Français

  • flasher — [1] A flashing signal light. [2] An electronic switch apparatus controlling the operation of the signal lights, including their rate of flash; self cancelling when the steering wheel is returned to the straight ahead position. [3] An electronic… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • flasher — UK [ˈflæʃə(r)] / US [ˈflæʃər] noun [countable] Word forms flasher : singular flasher plural flashers 1) a man who commits the crime of showing his sex organs in public in order to frighten or upset someone 2) American a light that flashes on and… …   English dictionary

  • Flasher — Gennaker (blau) Gennaker im Vergleich zum Spinnaker (rechts) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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