- a person or thing that persuades: The cool lake was a most enticing persuader for those who liked to swim.
- (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.
Origin of persuader
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Examples from the Web for persuader
My forty-five colt which I proceeded to reload, acting as a persuader.
The old "persuader" did her work as effectually as at Dominica.There She Blows!
William Hussey Macy
The persuader teaches the persuaded that their interest coincide.Analyzing Character
Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
The persuader is a short, heavy bludgeon with a nail-studded head.
It broke my hold, and I staggered back groping for the persuader.