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1A person or thing that touches.
- ‘Base touchers don't really care about what you've been up to and how you've been, unless it affects them.’
- ‘Indeed, while when it comes to the balance of the physical closeness versus looking and admiring your partner from a bit of a distance, you tend more strongly to be a toucher than a watcher.’
- ‘And then they are rising, coming toward him, the touchers and feelers.’
- ‘Take it in turns to be the touched and the toucher.’
- 1.1 (in bowls) a wood that touches the jack.
- ‘A marker must not move from his position except to observe whether a bowl is likely to become a toucher or to answer a question requiring a closer inspection.’
- ‘Bob of The Dream Team got 4 touchers on 1 end, great bowling Bob.’
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