1. an after-hours or unlicensed drinking club.
|Boss of Britain’s Underworld 124: The Stoprk Club was both a speiler [sic] and a drinker.|
|Sir, You Bastard 194: Some afternoons [...] were best spent in a drinker.|
|(con. 1980s) A Few Kind Words and a Loaded Gun 285: If you go mob-handed to an after-hours drinker and try your luck starting fights with strangers, how can you turn around and cry ‘copper’ when you come unstuck.|
|Artefacts of the Dead [ebook] They’re going to check a few hacks’ drinkers.|
2. a public house.
|Minder [TV script] 16: Terry down the drinker wrestling Irishmen?‘The Dessert Song’ in|
|London Fields 336: With a shudder, he’d rear up, fling on a mack and, Keith assumed, slope off down the drinker.|
|Gutted 167: There was a nice-looking little drinker over the road, gas lamps hanging alongside the Younger’s Tartan Special gadgie.|
|Ringer [ebook] n.p.: I [...] heads out for a pint down the drinker.|