Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which strangles or destroys.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, strangles.

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

  • noun someone who strangles, especially who murders by strangling
  • noun an epiphyte whose aerial roots eventually strangle the tree on which it grows

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

  • noun someone who kills by strangling
  • noun an epiphytic vine or tree whose aerial roots extend down the trunk of a supporting tree and coalesce around it eventually strangling the tree

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Examples

  • A strangler is a work, along with a couple of mobsters named Flash and Dip.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Double Z - Maxwell Grant

  • A strangler is a work, along with a couple of mobsters named Flash and Dip.

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  • Copyright Wars denounced certain copyright owners who once analogized a copying technology to a "strangler" -- and then six times accused copyright owners of trying to "kill,"

    The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

  • The banyan replaced the Hanging Elm in Washington Square Park as my favorite tree, because it isn't so much a tree as a tree monster, a macabre tangle of branches oozing to the ground so as to support ever more branches, threatening to squeeze to death anything in its path, a tendency that earned it the cute nickname "strangler fig."

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  • If so, he should have concluded that the strangler was a non-secretor — and so excluded Carlton Gary as the source of the semen.

    The Stocking Strangler case

  • The strangler was a trace of shadow, and yes! he was cutting across, through the rope factory itself!

    The Burning City

  • The strangler was a trace of shadow, and yes! he was cutting across, through the rope factory itself!

    The Burning City

  • That thought continues to send chills down the spines of people in Kensington, where the strangler is a constant source of discussion and fear.

    Phillies Zone

  • Reveal your secret nickname (mine's "strangler") and much other funkiness over at Cowgrass. com

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  • Reveal your secret nickname (mine's "strangler") and much other funkiness over at Cowgrass. com

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