Definitions

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

  • n. One that sheds, as a longhaired animal or a molting snake.
  • n. A lobster or crab that is shedding or has just shed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of shed; one who sheds.
  • n. A crab in the act of casting its shell, or immediately afterwards while still soft.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, sheds.
  • n. A crab in the act of casting its shell, or immediately afterwards while still soft; -- applied especially to the edible crabs, which are most prized while in this state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who sheds, pours out, or spills.
  • n. In zoology, that which sheds, casts, or molts; especially, a lobster or crab which is shedding its shell, or has just done so and is growing a new one.
  • n. An adult female salmon after spawning.

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

  • n. an attacker who sheds or spills blood

Etymologies

shed +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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