from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which arrests.
  • noun In Scots law, the person at whose instance an arrest is made. See arrest, n.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who arrests.
  • noun (Scots Law) The person at whose suit an arrestment is made.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who places under arrest.
  • noun A device that stops or prevents, as a spark arrester that prevents sparks from being released to start fires.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier


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to arrest + -er.


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