Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who uses, or is in favor of using, dynamite and similar explosives for unlawful purposes; specifically, a political agitator who resorts to or advocates the use of dynamite and the indiscriminate destruction of life and property for the purpose of coercing a government or a party by terror.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who uses dynamite; esp., one who uses it for the destruction of life and property.
- n. a person who uses dynamite in a revolutionary cause
- to dynamite + -er (Wiktionary)
“dynamiter," and an "anarchist"; and really decent fellows, who liked me very well, drew the line at my appearing in public with their sisters.”
“Sinclair was a "dynamiter of all churches" and his End Poverty in California (EPIC) plan was nothing less than "plain Communism.”
“At that time (nine or ten years ago), because I made a stand in my native town for municipal ownership of public utilities, I was branded a "red-shirt," a "dynamiter," and an "anarchist"; and really decent fellows, who liked me very well, drew the line at my appearing in public with their sisters.”
“Sinclair was a "dynamiter of all churches" and his End Poverty in California EPIC plan was nothing less than "plain Communism.”
“An American dynamiter is sent to destroy a bridge.”
“He searched his mind for a reason for this proceeding and discovered that he was a dynamiter needing privacy.”
“Well, I became the top dynamiter up at the mine because I could light the fuse and then get out fast before it blew.”
“One day we went up to the mine and I got a job as a dynamiter because I was small enough to crawl into dangerous holes where no one else could fit.”
“The six men include Mr. Kilmer, the dynamiter, the forger, the men wearing the green and the blue ties, and Oscar (who did not arrive on Saturday).”
“He would not hear of my refusal with so much awaiting my condemnation; and that condemnation would be effective with Catholics, for he would find me passages in the Fathers condemning every kind of political crime, that of the dynamiter and the incendiary especially.”
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