- 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
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Examples from the Web for biters
In the early part of the century, society was beset by the "Biters."
Chalmers made up a name for them; he called them "The Biters."
The biters and anti-biters being equally divided, the discussion waxes strong.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
This is equivalent to the cry of "Biters" when an apple is shown, and establishes unquestionable title.Penrod
Every day produces something new in the world: jests turn into earnest, and the biters are bit.Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra