Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that slashes.
  • adj. Characterized by gory violence: slasher movies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who slashes.
  • n. A horror movie with graphic blood and violence.
  • n. A machine for applying size to warp yarns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A machine for applying size to warp yarns.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which slashes.
  • n. An instrument or appliance of various kinds used in some slashing operation.
  • n. In brickmaking, a piece of wrought-iron three feet in length, three inches wide, and three eighths of an inch thick, set in a handle about two and one half feet long and two inches in diameter, used to slash or cut through the clay in all directions with a view to detecting and picking out any small stones that may be found in it.
  • n. A machine for sizing, drying, and finishing warp-yarns.
  • n. The thrasher or fox-shark.
  • n.

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

  • n. someone who slashes another person
  • n. a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing

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Examples

  • Known for bringing a panoply of sex and violence to the world's great opera houses, Mr. Bieito, 48 years old, is responsible for creating an operatic sub-genre that could be called "slasher Mozart," in which the beauty and grace of opera music is visually contrasted with a torrent of bodily fluids sprayed over a stage decorated with what looks like actual trash.

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  • Michael Myers, to me, is the scariest of all the iconic killers in slasher films.

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  • I just don't want it to turn on it heels like the Sunshine ending with insane captain slasher played by Mark Strong (that guy is some serious show stealer) ....

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  • Here in this part of Florida, the chosen artificial device is called a slasher.

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  • I think there’s an excellent chance that one way he gets off is by going to look at what they call the slasher films.

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  • There’s one who seems to be involved in slasher movies (disassociate, disassociate), and another who is involved in Green Party politics in Idaho.

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  • This is a reality based horror movie of a serial killer on the loose and while it has the mystery side of a giallo film, it could just as easily be called a slasher film too, and a damn good one at that.

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  • These little twinkles aside, the slasher is the only real selling point present.

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  • Also: "Death Trike is a comic take on the slasher film, except the slasher is a tricycle."

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  • Chop's choice of DaimlerChrysler's Dodge brand name for his dealership has probably helped boost his reputation as a tag slasher: nearly one-third of the cut-rate cars featured in the slide show are made by Dodge or its sister brand, Chrysler.

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