from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that digs graves.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One whose occupation is the digging of graves.
  • noun A beetle of the genus Necrophorus: so called from its habit of burying dead bodies. Also named sexton. See cut under burying-beetle.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A digger of graves.
  • noun (Zoöl.) See Burying beetle, under Bury, v. t.

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

  • noun A person employed to dig graves.
  • noun A necrophore, or burying beetle.

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

  • noun a person who earns a living by digging graves


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