Bruiser Bruis"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, bruises. [1913 Webster]

2. A boxer; a pugilist; hence, a strong, tough person; -- often used in the phrase

{big bruiser}. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]

Like a new bruiser on Broughtonic sand, Amid the lists our hero takes his stand. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

3. A concave tool used in grinding lenses or the speculums of telescopes. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.