One who operates a hose, e.g. a fire hose or a garden hose.
* 2010 , Rosalind Noonan, In a Heartbeat (ISBN 0758241674), page 34:
* 2011 , Nigel Raab, Democracy Burning?: Urban Fire Departments and the Limits of Civil Society (ISBN 0773537791):
One that hoses, i.e. hurts (someone) badly.
* 1997 , Beth Moursund, The Official Magic: The Gathering : Strategies & Secrets (ISBN 0782120318), page 179:
- Membership [in early Russian fire departments] included the mayor, a retired general, a teacher at a school for artists, a merchant, at least sixteen duma members, and teams of hosers , climbers, and security guards.
(Canada, slang) A person (especially a farmer) who siphons gasoline out of a vehicle or piece of equipment.
(Canada, slang) A person who hoses down a lake after a game of hockey, to return it to a smooth state.
(Canada, slang) A clumsy, boorish person, especially an over-eating, beer-drinking man, or a man prone to petty infractions such as taking other people's food or drinks.
* 1985 , Canadian Dimension , volume 19, page 94:
- All three of these are blue-hosers'. Every color in Magic has cards specifically designed to hurt it. Against many of the ' hosers , you can't really do much; the best strategy is simply not to rely too much on a single color.
* 2012 , Canadian Television: Text and Context (ISBN 1554583888), page ix:
- We bet you know lots of hosers', eh. And you want to help them not be ' hosers .
* 2013 , The Death of Cool: From Teenage Rebellion to the Hangover (ISBN 1451614187):
- This brings me to the second, more interesting genre of Canadian TV drama, one focused on what can be summarized as “hosers , whores, boozers, and losers.”
- As we laughed, we passed a table of scowling hosers and they gave our chortles an extra boost. They were beginning to come to terms with the notion that family resorts are not known for their abundance of poon tang