biter

[ bahy-ter ]
/ ˈbaɪ tər /
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noun

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.

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Origin of biter

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at bite, -er1
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