from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that digs graves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person employed to dig graves.
- n. A necrophore, or burying beetle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A digger of graves.
- n. See Burying beetle, under Bury, v. t.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One whose occupation is the digging of graves.
- n. A beetle of the genus Necrophorus: so called from its habit of burying dead bodies. Also named sexton. See cut under burying-beetle.
- n. A digger-wasp, as of the genus Sphex, which digs holes in the clay for its eggs, with which it deposits a store of disabled caterpillars and spiders, to serve as food for the grub when hatched.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who earns a living by digging graves
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