persuader

[ per-swey-der ]
/ pərˈsweɪ dər /

noun

a person or thing that persuades: The cool lake was a most enticing persuader for those who liked to swim.
Slang.
  1. (in underworld use) a gun, blackjack, or other weapon.
  2. something that persuades, as by coercing or threatening: Sometimes the teacher used a hickory persuader to get our attention.

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Origin of persuader

First recorded in 1530–40; persuade + -er1
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