persuader

[per-swey-der]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that persuades: The cool lake was a most enticing persuader for those who liked to swim.
  2. 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.

Origin of persuader

First recorded in 1530–40; persuade + -er1
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