A beverage quaffed directly after drinking another (usually alcoholic) potable. For example, after a shot of whiskey, one might drink a beer "chaser" (a combination known as a boilermaker).

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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