Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who or thing that slits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, slits.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which slits.
  • n. In metal-manuf., a series of steel disks, or a pair of grooved rollers, placed one over the other, serving to shear sheet-metal into strips; a slitting-shears.
  • n. Same as pick, 1 .

Etymologies

slit +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • WOODRUFF: White House press spokesman Ari Fleischer answering a blizzard of questions after a very disturbing revelation on his part, that earlier today at a remote mail-handling facility, he told us that at a military base miles from the White House, a quantity of anthrax was found on what he described as a slitter -- a machine that opens the letters that are destined for either the White House, the executive office buildings and the Secret Service.

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2001

  • One of the mail handling machines, known as a slitter, which is described as a machine that opens up the letters, was found to have traces of anthrax spores on it.

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2001

  • It was found on what's called a slitter, which is a mechanical device that opens the mail.

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2001

  • QUESTION: The sample was found on the slitter, meaning one assumes it opened some envelope.

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2001

  • In another, less generous, passage she imagines him as a murderer, a "serial bronchoscopist . . . a slitter of throats and inserter of cold rods".

    Swallow: Foreign Bodies by Mary Cappello – review

  • On October 22, anthrax was found on an automated slitter used to open letters at a Secret Service facility in an undisclosed location some miles away.

    Fishing for a Way to Change the World

  • Stick with Rock Leg Ends, like me and The Edge, but of course not that whingey, whiney wrist-slitter Dylan.

    John Mayer, you are dead to me

  • * The Guardian on the rise of wrist-slitter fiction.

    One Post to Rule Them All « Gerry Canavan

  • "Major Chinja Chinja (the throat-slitter) has been arrested since April 8 by military intelligence agents," Fernando Castanon, head of MONUC's human rights section, said during a press briefing.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • GARRETT: Paula, the investigation, the source of that continues, but as I said, the working assumption is that the contamination of that letter that went through slitter at the Anacostia Naval Station facility came from the Brentwood service facility here in Washington, where the letter to Senator Tom Daschle first went through.

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2001

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