American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal An alligator.
- n. colloquial Short form of alligator.
- n. either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts
“Standing near the water's edge or swimming in gator infested waters is what you have to watch out for.”
“The person survives the attack, and the gator is hunted down and "destroyed.”
“A former Buffalo couple who operate a reptile sanctuary in Tampa removed the eight-foot-long gator from the Buffalo home yesterday.”
“The 7-foot gator is expected to undergo a physical examination next week to make sure it is healthy, and to definitively determine the beast's gender, according to the zoo's reptile expert, Ian Recchio.”
“This week searchers have been trying to find one such errant gator from the Chattahoochee River outside of Atlanta, Georgia.”
“The city of Los Angeles recently hired him to attempt to remove a released pet gator from a public lake, and rumors abound that heâs taken a few âmeetingsâ with Hollywood since his celebrated visit made local and national news.”
“But if that’s not enough variety, you may soon be able to take a gator from the Lone Star State, too.”
““I was never afraid for a second,” he said of the gator, which is 20 times his size.”
“A veterinarian at the Animal Rescue League said it's more likely the gator was a pet left in the fountain.”
“MILES O'BRIEN: So how do you catch an 11 - foot, 4-inch, 407 - pound call gator?”
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