- a person who abducts.
Origin of abductor1
Origin of abductor2
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Examples from the Web for abductor
Richard Ben Cramer explores the abduction of Olympic athlete Kari Swenson and the indefatigable sheriff who hunted her abductor.The Ballad of Johnny France
Richard Ben Cramer
January 12, 2014
Jaycee Dugard, who was held captive for 18 years in a squalid series of tents by her abductor, who fathered her two children.New Hope for Parents of Missing Madeleine McCann
Barbie Latza Nadeau
May 8, 2013
Her parents tell Evie Salomon how they picture her abductor—if he exists at all.
In the nearly four months since then, her parents have only grown more haunted by the specter of her abductor.
The little girl was very slender, yet her abductor staggered as he walked.Madge Morton's Victory
Amy D.V. Chalmers
He overtook my abductor in the forest, and, though unarmed, at once attacked him.Monte-Cristo's Daughter
Of themselves they knew they could not let or hinder the abductor in its flight.The Castaways
Captain Mayne Reid
The other abductor scrambled forward to get out of his reach.Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence
Alice B. Emerson
He wanted to call the police and have them lock up the abductor of his daughter.The Goose Man
- A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, away from the midline of the body or of an extremity.
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- A muscle that draws a limb or part of a limb away from the midline of the body. Compare adductor.
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