[ bahy-ter ]
/ ˈbaɪ tər /


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.

Nearby words

  1. bite the hand that feeds you,
  2. bite-size,
  3. bite-sized,
  4. bitemporal hemianopsia,
  5. biteplate,
  6. bitewing,
  7. bithynia,
  8. biting,
  9. biting louse,
  10. biting mania

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

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