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biter

[bahy-ter]
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noun
  1. a person or animal that bites, especially habitually or viciously: That dog is a biter.
  2. Chiefly Chesapeake Bay. the larger claw of a crab.
  3. 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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Historical Examples

  • In the early part of the century, society was beset by the "Biters."

    Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 3 of 3)

    John Doran

  • Chalmers made up a name for them; he called them "The Biters."

  • The biters and anti-biters being equally divided, the discussion waxes strong.

  • This is equivalent to the cry of "Biters" when an apple is shown, and establishes unquestionable title.

    Penrod

    Booth Tarkington

  • 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