a person or animal that bites, especially habitually or viciously: That dog is a biter.
Chiefly Chesapeake Bay. the larger claw of a crab.
Obsolete. a cheat; swindler; fraud.

Origin of biter

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at bite, -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for biter

taste, gulp, bite, piece, morsel, lad, boy, youngster, child, biter

Examples from the Web for biter

Historical Examples of biter

  • Ugly as the situation is, I like to think of this biting of the biter.

  • It certainly was a narrow escape, and it may be said that the “biter was nearly bit.”

    Percival Keene

    Frederick Marryat

  • The “boxer,” the “biter,” the “hugger,” are the most conspicuous.

    True Bear Stories

    Joaquin Miller

  • It's biter bit, and I don't pity you one mossel; it sarves you right.

    The Attache

    Thomas Chandler Haliburton

  • Was he not avenged on the highwayman at last, seeing that the biter was bitten!