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Rusher \Rush"er\, n. One who rushes.


Rusher \Rush"er\, n. One who strewed rushes on the floor at dances. [Obs.]
--B. Jonson.


n. 1 A person who rushes. 2 (context American football English) The fast defensive position whose objective is to sack the offensive team's quarterback. 3 (context obsolete English) One who strews rushes.

  1. n. (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball

  2. someone who migrates as part of a rush to a new gold field or a new territory

  3. a person who rushes; someone in a hurry; someone who acts precipitously

Usage examples of "rusher".

Toy Books published by Darton and Harvey, Gracechurch Street, and afterwards by Rusher, Banbury.

Peter was his jockey, the rule was a good one, because he was by nature a last-minute rusher who left no time margin for things to go wrong.

Madame Elayne Rusher, the Attorney General, was next to General Lawrence Desjardins, Chief of the Royal Spartan Mounted Police.

So I told the third man on our team to center the ball, let the rusher come after me, and go block the tall man defending the backfield to the right.

Think Shelgrim and his rushers are going to jump Quien Sabe--are going to run us off the ranch?

Sometimes her blockers would go on vacation, allowing two or three rushers to drag her to the ground.

Jesse had been alive, when our house was a haven for gamblers and gold rushers and fiances on their way to meet their brides.

Unlike this stubborn fool, some spice rushers will actually find their fortunes.

Rusher in his Banbury Horn Books, Battledores, Galloping Guide to A, B, C, Primers, Reading Made Easy, Spelling Books, etc.