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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