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EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

beam +‎ -er. The term is sometimes used (by non-native speakers) because German and Dutch use the word beamer for that purpose and it appears English (it is a pseudo-anglicism).

NounEdit

beamer ‎(plural beamers)

  1. (cricket) A ball, presumed to have been bowled accidentally, that does not bounce, but passes the batsman at head height.
  2. (chiefly by non-native speakers) A projector.
    • 2004, John Rodney Turner, Managing Web Projects[1], ISBN 0566085674, page 210:
      The plan can be projected on to a white board, [] or by using a beamer (data projector).
  3. Alternative letter-case form of Beamer(BMW car)
  4. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Alternative letter-case form of Beamer(employee of IBM)
    • 1986 March 22, “Poughkeepsie Heavily Influenced by World's Largest IBM Facility”, in Schenectady Gazette[2]:
      ...nearby apartment complexes are dubbed "beamer Barracks" for their yuppie "beamer" — or IBM — occupants
    • 1997 August 18, Jan S., “Re: Funny IBM stuff from Katza”, in misc.writing, Usenet[3]:
      It's a shame he wasn't around when one of his best buddies said to a room full of beamers that something (what they'd just offered to a customer) ought to make the customer "as happy as two snakes fuckin' in a bucket of snot".
    • 2011 January 29, “Highlights—January 29, 2011”, in IBM Employee News and Links[4]:
      LIFE IS NOT GOOD for the average Joe and Jane Beamer now.
  5. (gymnastics, slang) a gymnast proficient with or specializing in the balance beam ("beam")

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DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

beamen(to assent) +‎ -er(-er)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

beamer m ‎(plural beamers, diminutive beamertje n)

  1. A consenter, who assents to a statement

Etymology 2Edit

A pseudo-anglicism.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /ˈbi.mər/
  • Hyphenation: bea‧mer

NounEdit

beamer m ‎(plural beamers, diminutive beamertje n)

  1. A video projector

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