stabber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stabber someone who stabs another person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stabber (Naut) A small marline spike; a pricker.
    • Stabber One who, or that which, stabs; a privy murderer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stabber One who stabs; one who murders by stabbing.
    • n stabber A pricker. Nautical, a three-cornered awl used by sailmakers to make holes in canvas.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stabber one who stabs
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gael. stob, a stake.

Usage

In literature:

The Stabber, for that was our entertainer's name, had killed an old buffalo bull on his way.
"The Oregon Trail" by Francis Parkman, Jr.
Those who had him in their gripe were not midnight stabbers.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
I am honest, and so forth, you would say, but a hot brained brawler, and common sworder or stabber.
"The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott
No one felt the dagger of the reticent stabber more quickly and sensitively than he.
"Drake, Nelson and Napoleon" by Walter Runciman
Here's this morning's New York Stabber!
"Fifth Avenue" by Arthur Bartlett Maurice
PASHEPAHO, or the Stabber, his X mark.
"Great Indian Chief of the West" by Benjamin Drake
He is no common stabber, nor the kind of wretch who murders for amusement.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
Stabber's people there yet?
"A Daughter of the Sioux" by Charles King
It evidently implies a stabber.
"By the Christmas Fire" by Samuel McChord Crothers
But Grummidge was a bad stabber.
"The Crew of the Water Wagtail" by R.M. Ballantyne
Those who had him in their grip were not midnight stabbers.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
In the year 1896, a stabber appeared in Berlin.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
That looks like the lunatic being undoubtedly the stabber.
"Eleven Possible Cases" by Frank R. Stockton
Thy glance withers, O Stabber of the Sun; O Divider of the Stars.
"The Induna's Wife" by Bertram Mitford
Why did he compel his priests to be butchers, cutters and stabbers?
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
If those birds are as big as that they aren't going to be scared by these little toad-stabbers.
"The Onslaught from Rigel" by Fletcher Pratt
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In poetry:

For these no clashing falchions bright,
No stirring battle-cry;
The bloodless stabber calls by night,­
Each answers, Here am I!
"The Two Armies" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Court to probe stabber's mental state .
Alleged stabber will have prelim .
Accused Walgreen's stabber behind bars.
Accused stabber should have been charged.
Accused stabber wanted to 'hurt some cops'.
Accused stabber worried about his victim in court.
Alleged stabber will have prelim.
Grandmother stabber goes to prison.
'Survivor' Producer Mark Burnett on Why He Can't Stand Back -Stabbers.
The brutal realities of trench warfare spurred development of crude close-quarters stabbers that developed into the American Mark I trench knife .
Attack of the Bun Stabber.
Murder trial for accused serial stabber moves to closing arguments.
Authorities want to stop a rumor about what motivated the suspected serial stabber.
The man who was stabbed and is stable, and the stabber was arraigned and awaiting trial.
Manhunt Underway For Midtown Stabber.
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