Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that sheds, as a long-haired animal or a molting snake.
  • noun A lobster or crab that is shedding or has just shed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who sheds, pours out, or spills.
  • noun 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.
  • noun An adult female salmon after spawning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, sheds.
  • noun (Zoöl.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun an attacker who sheds or spills blood

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

shed +‎ -er

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.