Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who wrests or perverts.

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

  • noun One who wrests.

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

  • noun One who wrests.

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

  • noun someone who obtains something by pulling it violently with twisting movements

Etymologies

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wrest +‎ -er

Examples

  • To be double-tongued is to speak with a forked tongue, to be a liar and a deceiver, while a word wrester is one who picks and chooses his own interpretation of scripture in order to have it conform to his own lifestyle, rather than modifying his lifestyle according to the standard doctrine of his faith.

    languagehat.com: DOUBLE-TONGUED WORD WRESTER.

  • McEnroe’s reasoning bears some resemblance to the stories we told in Freakonomics about cheating sumo wrestlers (where collusion happens when a wrester is “on the bubble,” or desperate for one last win in a tournament) and cheating schoolteachers (who were usually among the worst teachers in the school — otherwise, they probably wouldn’t have had to cheat).

    Should John McEnroe Be Our Third Co-Author? - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • McEnroe’s reasoning bears some resemblance to the stories we told in Freakonomics about cheating sumo wrestlers (where collusion happens when a wrester is “on the bubble,” or desperate for one last win in a tournament) and cheating schoolteachers (who were usually among the worst teachers in the school — otherwise, they probably wouldn’t have had to cheat).

    Should John McEnroe Be Our Third Co-Author? - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Anyone who studies theology will immediately note that to be called a "double-tongued word wrester" is not to be complimented.

    languagehat.com: DOUBLE-TONGUED WORD WRESTER.

  • So I'll join them here as a new, different word, and say that a double-tongued word wrester is one who finds a home in more than one language and who draws forth words from the zeitgeist like plucking drowning sailors from the sea, or like pulling thorns from the paw of a lion, or like picking blackberries from the brierpatch.

    languagehat.com: DOUBLE-TONGUED WORD WRESTER.

  • I'd bet money there are a lot of people not surprised by this outcome concerning this "wrester" including his parents and his coach,.

    Chronicle-Telegram

  • I'd bet money there are a lot of people not surprised by this outcome concerning this "wrester" including his parents and his coach,.

    Chronicle-Telegram

  • Dhani Jones A lutte wrester who was in training with Dhani in Senegal.

    Senegal, Through Dhani's Lens

  • - A 1960 Olympic gold medalist and former NCAA wrester has been killed in a traffic accident in Tonkawa.

    Doug Blubaugh Dead: Ex-Olympic Gold Medalist Killed In Traffic Accident

  • - A 1960 Olympic gold medalist and former NCAA wrester has been killed in a traffic accident in Tonkawa.

    Doug Blubaugh Dead: Ex-Olympic Gold Medalist Killed In Traffic Accident

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