Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bodily injury causing pain; a wound, bruise, or the like.
  • n. An injury causing pain of mind or conscience; a slight; a stain; as of sin.
  • n. Injury; damage; detriment; harm; mischief.
  • n. One who hurts or does harm.
  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which hurts.
  • n. Milit.: A beam placed at the lower end of a platform to prevent the wheels of a gun-carriage from injuring the parapet.
  • n. 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.
  • n. In a vehicle: The shoulder of an axle, against which the hub strikes.
  • n. A reinforcing piece on the shoulder of an axle.

Etymologies

to hurt + -er (Wiktionary)

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