Definitions for pufferˈpʌf ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

puff•erˈpʌf ər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that puffs.

  2. Category: Ichthyology

    Ref: Also called blowfish, globefish.

Origin of puffer:

1620–30

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blowfish, sea squab, puffer, pufferfish(noun)

    delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver

  2. puffer, pufferfish, blowfish, globefish(noun)

    any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers

Wiktionary

  1. puffer(Noun)

    Someone or something that puffs.

  2. puffer(Noun)

    Any of several poisonous fish, of the family Tetraodontidae, which have the ability to puff themselves up when in danger.

  3. puffer(Noun)

    A car left idling to warm up, emitting steam from the rear.

  4. puffer(Noun)

    A finite pattern that moves like a spaceship but leaves a trail of debris.

  5. puffer(Noun)

    An inhaler.

  6. puffer(Noun)

    A train; a locomotive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puffer(noun)

    one who puffs; one who praises with noisy or extravagant commendation

  2. Puffer(noun)

    one who is employed by the owner or seller of goods sold at suction to bid up the price; a by-bidder

  3. Puffer(noun)

    any plectognath fish which inflates its body, as the species of Tetrodon and Diodon; -- called also blower, puff-fish, swellfish, and globefish

  4. Puffer(noun)

    the common, or harbor, porpoise

  5. Puffer(noun)

    a kier

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