- (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.
Examples from the Web for persuader
It broke my hold, and I staggered back groping for the persuader.
Also a persuader stick or a trench knife, which he may use if he is near enough to do it silently.
The persuader teaches the persuaded that their interest coincide.Analyzing Character|Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
The old "persuader" did her work as effectually as at Dominica.There She Blows!|William Hussey Macy
The persuader is a short, heavy bludgeon with a nail-studded head.