basher

n
British
a shelter or shack made of cardboard, paper, plastic, etc. and lived in by a tramp or homeless person. The word is used by the 'gentlemen of the road' or dossers themselves.
► 'Their "bashers" (shacks) will be forcibly removed by police to make way for devel-opers who want to "yuppify" the Charing Cross area.' (Observer, 16 August 1987)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • basher — noun see bash I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • basher — See bash. * * * …   Universalium

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  • basher — bash·er …   English syllables

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