abductor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n abductor a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line
    • n abductor someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Abductor (Anat) A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or form the median line of the body; as, the abductor oculi, which draws the eye outward.
    • Abductor One who abducts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abductor One who or that which abducts. Specifically, in anatomy
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Abductor one guilty of abduction: a muscle that draws away
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. abducĕre. See Abduce.

Usage

In literature:

Boys, we've tracked the abductors of our chum to their lair; and now to smash in the door, and jump 'em!
"Fred Fenton on the Track" by Allen Chapman
H. Abductor muscle of the little finger.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
She reached this when her abductor discovered her flight.
"The Man Who Knew" by Edgar Wallace
He wanted to call the police and have them lock up the abductor of his daughter.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Totantora had fouled the propeller blades with the canvas jacket, and the abductors could not get away.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
I did believe you were guilty; I did believe that you were the abductor.
"A Successful Shadow" by Harlan Page Halsey
A hunt was at once made for the abductor.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
The little girl was very slender, yet her abductor staggered as he walked.
"Madge Morton's Victory" by Amy D.V. Chalmers
Am I to become murderer, or poisoner, or abductor, or what?
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Now he could see his mysterious abductor clearly.
"The Great Dome on Mercury" by Arthur Leo Zagat
Kit patted the old man on the shoulder for cleverness, even while he wondered at the ravings of the would-be abductor.
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Too weak to struggle, too weak to cry out, her head fell backward upon her abductor's shoulder, and she knew no more.
"Pretty Madcap Dorothy" by Laura Jean Libbey
President Hargreaves, in the hands of his abductors!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
Mrs. Chadron was for riding in pursuit of Nola's abductors, although she had not mounted a horse in fifteen years.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
The abductors of Amanda were no other than the three sons of Andre Duchatel, along with the vindictive Narcisse acting as their guide.
"The Advocate" by Charles Heavysege
There is a statute in force against abductors.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
What her fate would be after capture depended upon the identity of her abductors.
"Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Carleton Browne
Indifferent to fate, to life, to all things, Sybil felt herself borne along in the firm embrace of her rude abductor.
"Tried for Her Life" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
The abductor probably knew this; but at any rate he had carried out his scheme at a propitious moment.
"Little Oskaloo" by Thomas Chalmers Harbaugh
Such abductors have sometimes infested the libraries in the Capitol.
"The Library and Society" by Various
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In news:

Missing Child and Abductor Found.
Her abductor has been arrested.
Poplar Bluff Police Believe Abductor Called to Turn Himself In.
Police reported they found missing 5-year-old Abigail Bertholf safe in the company of alleged abductor, 45-year-old Jeffrey D Shelton.
Executive May Have Outwitted Abductors Swung Sweet Deal To Gain Freedom First, Pay $5 Million Later.
Missing 10-year-old girl found safe, alleged abductor still at large (UPDATE).
Clinic worker had spurned her masked abductor's requests for a date.
Neither Fernandez nor the government said much about the identity of his abductors, nor how much - if anything - was paid to the people who took him captive .
It remains unclear who her abductors were or whether their motive was financial or political.
VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — The kidnapping ordeal of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos ended after two days when Venezuelan police commandos rescued him in a flurry of gunfire and arrested four alleged abductors.
A months-old dispute over home appliance repair escalated into a kidnapping and assault incident and two arrests Monday, after a handyman escaped his abductors when they stopped for gas and snacks in San Jose.
Alleged abductor had booked hotel room .
An FBI profiler warns that Colorado missing girl Jessica Ridgeway's kidnapping suspect could strike again and details the traits of an abductor's personality.
Parents write letter to abductor of missing Iowa girls.
Levi 's Call Abductor may have brought teen to Atlanta.
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