Definitions

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

  • noun One that slashes.
  • adjective Characterized by gory violence.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which slashes.
  • noun An instrument or appliance of various kinds used in some slashing operation.
  • noun In brickmaking, a piece of wrought-iron three feet in length, three inches wide, and three eighths of an inch thick, set in a handle about two and one half feet long and two inches in diameter, used to slash or cut through the clay in all directions with a view to detecting and picking out any small stones that may be found in it.
  • noun A machine for sizing, drying, and finishing warp-yarns.
  • noun The thrasher or fox-shark.

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

  • noun (Textile Manuf.) A machine for applying size to warp yarns.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who slashes.
  • noun informal, film A horror movie with graphic blood and violence.
  • noun A machine for applying size to warp yarns.

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

  • noun someone who slashes another person
  • noun a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing

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Examples

  • Michael Myers, to me, is the scariest of all the iconic killers in slasher films.

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  • Known for bringing a panoply of sex and violence to the world's great opera houses, Mr. Bieito, 48 years old, is responsible for creating an operatic sub-genre that could be called "slasher Mozart," in which the beauty and grace of opera music is visually contrasted with a torrent of bodily fluids sprayed over a stage decorated with what looks like actual trash.

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  • I just don't want it to turn on it heels like the Sunshine ending with insane captain slasher played by Mark Strong (that guy is some serious show stealer) ....

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  • Here in this part of Florida, the chosen artificial device is called a slasher.

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  • Here in this part of Florida, the chosen artificial device is called a slasher.

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  • Here in this part of Florida, the chosen artificial device is called a slasher.

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  • Here in this part of Florida, the chosen artificial device is called a slasher.

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  • I think there’s an excellent chance that one way he gets off is by going to look at what they call the slasher films.

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  • I think there’s an excellent chance that one way he gets off is by going to look at what they call the slasher films.

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  • I think there’s an excellent chance that one way he gets off is by going to look at what they call the slasher films.

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