from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, grabs (seizes).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who seizes or grabs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which grabs, grasps, or snatches.

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

  • n. an unpleasant person who grabs inconsiderately


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  • That's when the hand-grabber is most likely to find his quarry.

    In the Monster's Maw

  • We'll ask about it -- it's called a grabber -- we'll ask about it when we come back.

    CNN Transcript Oct 26, 2005

  • Let's pick up -- that's called the grabber (ph), as you know.

    CNN Transcript Apr 21, 2002

  • They chose a £24.99 leaf grabber, which is their most expensive item.


  • Sexual conduct of an inappropriate nature is an American attention grabber, that is for sure.

    Political Cortex

  • The software is compatible with plug-ins, which include a NTLM and Lan Man password grabber and Apple key chain extractor shipped with the law enforcement only version.

    MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

  • "grabber" - a radio and computer combination that monitors the QRSS portion of the 30m band, converts the signals into digital spectrographic images, and publishes them on the internet.

    Jeremy Zawodny's linkblog

  • "grabber" -- a device that lets you pick up litter without bending over.


  • Sounds like a great idea but it's really just a headline grabber which is predicated on the assumption that they will win the next General Election.

    Spin of the Day

  • Speedo vice president Stu Isaac calls the bonus, proposed by Phelps 'agent a year ago, a "grabber," something to generate attention in a U.S. sports culture that measures its athletes more by contract numbers than by athletic accomplishment. - Phelps vs. Thorpe has big buildup


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