- (in underworld use) a gun, blackjack, or other weapon.
- something that persuades, as by coercing or threatening: Sometimes the teacher used a hickory persuader to get our attention.
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Hunger is a great persuader, and I am in hopes that you will soon see where your best interests lie.The Boy Chums in the Gulf of Mexico|Wilmer M. Ely
And if y'ever handled one you know what a great little persuader a capstan-bar is.Sonnie-Boy's People|James B. Connolly
Two or three pairs of substantial hunting spurs, with wide straps, will be found the most reliable kind of “persuader.”
A corporal saluted Mich'l, recognized Lane's haggard features, and Lane again felt that cogent persuader in his ribs.Astounding Stories, August, 1931|Various
"I should like to try this little persuader," said Deck, as he opened the box of ammunition, and proceeded to load the pistol.Brother Against Brother|Oliver Optic