WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
scorch•er  (skôrchər), 
  1. a person or thing that scorches.
  2. Informal Terms[Informal.]a very hot day:Tomorrow is supposed to be a scorcher.
  3. something caustic or severe:a scorcher of a critique.
  4. Informal Terms[Informal.]a person who drives extremely fast.
  5. Printing[Print.]a device for drying and forming flong into a curve before casting.
  • scorch + -er1 1835–45

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

scorcher /ˈskɔːtʃə/ n
  1. a person or thing that scorches
  2. something severe or caustic
  3. Brit informal something remarkable

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