Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who tortures, in any sense; especially, one who executed or superintended the execution of torture ordered by a tribunal.

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

  • noun One who tortures; a tormentor.

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

  • noun Someone who tortures.

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

  • noun someone who inflicts severe physical pain (usually for punishment or coercion)

Etymologies

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to torture + -er

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