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

  • n. Informal An alligator.

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  • n. Short form of alligator.

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  • n. either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts


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  • Standing near the water's edge or swimming in gator infested waters is what you have to watch out for.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • This week searchers have been trying to find one such errant gator from the Chattahoochee River outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • The city of Los Angeles recently hired him to attempt to remove a released pet gator from a public lake, and rumors abound that he’s taken a few “meetings” with Hollywood since his celebrated visit made local and national news.

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  • But if that’s not enough variety, you may soon be able to take a gator from the Lone Star State, too.

    Texas Gator Season: A new proposal would make alligators legal game on private lands

  • “I was never afraid for a second,” he said of the gator, which is 20 times his size.

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  • A veterinarian at the Animal Rescue League said it's more likely the gator was a pet left in the fountain.

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  • MILES O'BRIEN: So how do you catch an 11 - foot, 4-inch, 407 - pound call gator?

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