from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun One, such as a kidnapper, who abducts.
- noun Anatomy A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, away from the midline of the body or of an extremity.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who or that which abducts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who abducts.
- noun (Anat.) A muscle which serves to draw a part out, or form the median line of the body.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
- noun a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line
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COLLINS: Audrey Seiler is back home with her family today, but a man she described as her abductor has not been found.
And unlike the case with Polly Klaas and Jessica Lunsford, it ` s very rare -- it ` s less than one-half of 1 percent -- that the abductor is a stranger, if you will.
He does, at least his description that's been put out there and that you had on earlier, seems to deviate from what the 9-year-old described as the abductor, but I don't think that that's not all that meaningful.
'Of the major three, you are firstly looking at the possibility that the abductor could be a woman who is grossly psychologically disturbed.
It does, however, govern the marriage of an unbaptized abductor with a Catholic abducted woman, and vice versa.
The mere word of the abducted woman, especially as against the oath of the so-called abductor and the absence of all rumour, does not establish the fact.
From hour to hour yesterday I expected to hear that he had been found, and that his abductor was the murderer of John Straker.
The muscles beneath the thumb are called the abductor pollicis brevis and the flexer pollicis brevis.
Based upon Blake's description of events, the abductor was a thin white male, possibly in his late teens or early 20s, with dark curly hair.
Brennan said that he knew "from the beginning" that the abductor was the stepfather, and that authorities "held off a bit longer than we wanted to because we were trying to develop information on the vehicle."