1. One who, or that which, bruises.
2. A boxer; a pugilist; hence, a strong, tough person; -- often used in the phrase big bruiser.
Like a new bruiser on Broughtonic sand,
Amid the lists our hero takes his stand. --T. Warton.
3. A concave tool used in grinding lenses or the speculums of telescopes.
n : a large and strong and heavyset man; "he was a bull of a
man"; "a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as
he got" [syn: bull, strapper, Samson]