Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which hurts.
  • noun Milit.: A beam placed at the lower end of a platform to prevent the wheels of a gun-carriage from injuring the parapet.
  • noun A wooden or iron piece bolted to the top rails of a gun-carriage, either in front or in the rear (in the latter case called a counter-hurter), to check its motion.
  • noun In a vehicle: The shoulder of an axle, against which the hub strikes.
  • noun A reinforcing piece on the shoulder of an axle.

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

  • noun A butting piece; a strengthening piece, esp.: (Mil.) A piece of wood at the lower end of a platform, designed to prevent the wheels of gun carriages from injuring the parapet.
  • noun A bodily injury causing pain; a wound, bruise, or the like.
  • noun An injury causing pain of mind or conscience; a slight; a stain; as of sin.
  • noun Injury; damage; detriment; harm; mischief.
  • noun One who hurts or does harm.

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

  • noun A person who hurts another.
  • noun A beam on a gun-platform that prevents damage from the wheels of a gun-carriage

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to hurt + -er

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Examples

  • Why, that would make him nothing more than a dirty old feelings-hurter.

    Obtained: A Tape Of Reid's Conference Call With Bloggers -- Reid Did Blast Pace 2009

  • The spectacle of Sarah Palin "aw shucks-ing" her way to mean-spirited accusations reveals a hurter, not a healer.

    John O'Neil: Why Voters Must Favor a Healer as Leader 2008

  • For the hard-core gamer, "Tabula Rasa" offers the kind of souped-up eye-candified and, most important, addictive online action that actually gives it a shot at being a "Warcraft"-killer, or at least a "Warcraft"-hurter.

    Tabula Rasa 2007

  • For the hard-core gamer, "Tabula Rasa" offers the kind of souped-up eye-candified and, most important, addictive online action that actually gives it a shot at being a "Warcraft"-killer, or at least a "Warcraft"-hurter.

    November 2007 2007

  • Nos. 1 and 5, on the left side, Nos. 2 and 6, on the right side, step on the circle; take carriage eccentric levers and throw eccentrics into gear; withdraw the lever from the sockets, and insert them into holes in the wheel, and heave the mortar-carriage up against the front hurter; throw eccentric out of gear; place levers on the circle close to Brackets, butts forward, and retire to their stations.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition. United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ordnance

  • On such an occasion the preventer breeching is invaluable, and will be the best safeguard, if fitted so that when well stretched it will not permit the fore trucks to ascend on the curve of the Fore-hurter, for it is this which strains the strap of the Compressor.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition. United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ordnance

  • After successive _heaves_, the gunner halted the piece with the wheels touching the hurter -- the timber laid at the foot of the parapet to stop the wheels.

    Artillery Through the Ages A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America Albert Manucy

  • If I were hurt, I never required vengeance of the hurter.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5 1230-1298 1900

  • Now then, therefore, I salute thee, Bartholomew, blessed of blessed saints, which art the shining light of holy church, fisher of fishes reasonable, hurter of the devil which hurted the world by his theft.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 5 1230-1298 1900

  • Are all these muses at the mercy of a corrupt world and a Dark Lord ( "a hurter") who will not fail in destroying them, or will their light somehow persist?

    Cokemachineglow.com 2010

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