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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

... the St. John tell, with bated breath, of an antique French caravel, which sails up the Carleton Falls, where no mortal vessel or steamer can follow. And the farmers and fishermen of Chester Bay still see the weird, unearthly beacon which marks the spot where the privateer Teaser, chased by an overwhelming English fleet, was hurled heavenward by the desperate act of one of her officers, who had broken his parole. As for the Gulf, the myth exists in a half dozen diverse forms, and all equally well authenticated by hundreds of eye-witnesses, ...
— Adrift in the Ice-Fields • Charles W. Hall

... Romans— Cato, Scipio Africanus, Ye whose fame's eclips'd by no man's, Publius AEmilianus, Sylla, Marius, Pompey, Caesar, Fabius, dilatory teaser, Coriolanus, and ye Gracchi Who gave so many a foe a black eye, Antony, Lepidus, and Crassus; And you, ye votaries of Parnassus, Virgil, and Horace, and Tibullus, Terence and Juvenal, Catullus, Martial, and all ye wits beside, On ...
— Scientific American magazine Vol 2. No. 3 Oct 10 1846 • Various

... are!" he sneered, with shocking bitterness. "You're quite the teaser, ain't ye, s'long's yer lady-friend is lukkin' on! I guess they'll be a few surprises comin' YOUR way, before long. P'raps I cudn't give ye one now 'f I ...
— The Guest of Quesnay • Booth Tarkington

... easy enough to play under all ordinary circumstances, but a "teaser" when tremendous issues are at stake, has defeated one of the Etonians. The last man runs towards the pitch through a perfect hurricane of ...
— The Hill - A Romance of Friendship • Horace Annesley Vachell

... turned in the direction of his unlooked-for visitor. "God bless you, Hugh Maxwell! I'm devilish glad to see you," shouted the burly figure, benedictory, but even in benediction not oblivious of the Old Teaser. "I wish to Goodness I was Hugh Maxwell!" I returned, stepping to the ground. "Oh, never mind," rejoined the hearty indigo-planter, perceiving his mistake and offering me his hand. "There is just time for a bath before breakfast," he added; and a good tubbing, in sufficient light ...
— Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 15, - No. 87, March, 1875 • Various

... "Teaser! Well, if grandma thinks it wise, you and Allee may go next week to visit your patron saints—What is the matter, Dora? ...
— The Lilac Lady • Ruth Alberta Brown

... your message, Mr. Sage," he began, as he flopped into a chair on the opposite side of Malcolm Sage's table. "This McMurray case is a teaser. I shall be glad to talk it ...
— Malcolm Sage, Detective • Herbert George Jenkins

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

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