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3 definitions found
 for Chafer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chafer \Chaf"er\, n.
     1. One who chafes.
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     2. A vessel for heating water; -- hence, a dish or pan.
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              A chafer of water to cool the ends of the irons.
                                                    --Baker.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chafer \Chaf"er\, n. [AS. ceafor; akin to D. kever, G k["e]fer.]
     (Zool.)
     A kind of beetle; the cockchafer. The name is also applied to
     other species; as, the rose chafer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cockchafer \Cock"chaf`er\, n. [See Chafer the beetle.] (Zool.)
     A beetle of the genus Melolontha (esp. Melolontha
     vulgaris) and allied genera; -- called also May bug,
     chafer, or dorbeetle.
     [1913 Webster] Cockcrow

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