Pronunciation: (skôr'chur), [key]
1. a person or thing that scorches.
2. Informal.a very hot day: Tomorrow is supposed to be a scorcher.
3. something caustic or severe: a scorcher of a critique.
4. Informal.a person who drives extremely fast.
5. Print.a device for drying and forming flong into a curve before casting.
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