slasher

Definitions

  • Slab-Slasher
    Slab-Slasher
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slasher a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing
    • n slasher someone who slashes another person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Slasher (Textile Manuf) A machine for applying size to warp yarns.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n slasher One who or that which slashes. Specifically— A cutting weapon, as a sword.
    • n slasher An instrument or appliance of various kinds used in some slashing operation.
    • n slasher In brickmaking, a piece of wrought-iron three feet in length, three inches wide, and three eighths of an inch thick, set in a handle about two and one half feet long and two inches in diameter, used to slash or cut through the clay in all directions with a view to detecting and picking out any small stones that may be found in it.
    • n slasher A machine for sizing, drying, and finishing warp-yarns.
    • n slasher The thrasher or fox-shark.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Slasher anything which slashes
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. eslecher, to dismember—Old High Ger. slīzan, to split.

Usage

In literature:

The slashers have finished; it was the turn of the thinkers.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
What of being the greatest pill choker and knife slasher in the world?
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
But who might this tall slasher be?
"Robin Hood" by J. Walker McSpadden
Did you never hear Colonel Cutler and Major Slasher talking over the war after dinner?
"The Book of Snobs" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The slashers seemed to spit caloric.
"The Landloper" by Holman Day
The Slasher was a man of tall stature, with light hair and enormous red whiskers.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
The frightful thought came o'er me that perhaps my companion was "our own correspondent" for the "Daily Slasher!
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume V. (of X.)" by Various
Slashers are smart; you kill them and they find it out right away.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
This slasher cuts up the slabs into lengths suitable for lath or fence-pickets.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Did he consider Mr. Slasher a good operator?
"Charles Dickens as a Reader" by Charles Kent
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In news:

These new horror films preferred psycho slashers to supernatural creatures.
Shoppers across Fairfax County are on high alert as police try to track down the Fairfax Slasher , an attacker targeting women.
Fairfax Police believe this is the slasher , caught on surveillance video.
Local slasher film should rank as cult classic.
Aretha Wilson, Leonardo DiCaprio's Slasher , Sentenced to Two Years in Prison.
Manson, Wood to star in slasher pic.
Tire slasher strikes South Kitsap neighborhoods.
The teenage slasher genre has been terrible for a long time.
"He can be a scorer, a playmaker, a slasher, he can even be a floor general," said Yard, who is the director of Philly Pride, Jordan's AAU team.
In October, the slasher classic "Halloween" hit theaters from Oct 25 to 31 but showings bypassed Fairbanks.
"Halloween," the mother of all slasher flicks that inspired a legion of horror film buffs, had multiple showings in Anchorage and Juneau but we were left out.
Courtesy Photo Mention "Friday the 13th," and many think first of masked slasher Jason Voorhees.
And finally, the king of loot-hoarding hack-and-slashers has awoken to take another shot at the crown it never lost.
Hollywood Theater to screen local slasher flick .
What the University of Southern Indiana basketball team has acquired in Orlando Rutledge is more than a slasher.
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