a person who buys, sells, or owns human beings; an enslaver.
Other definitions for slaver (2 of 2)
to let saliva run from the mouth; slobber; drool.
Archaic. to smear with saliva.
saliva coming from the mouth.
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How to use slaver in a sentence
If making a break for open water was not an option, the slaver crewed upward of 80 men and carried 14 powerful guns.The Forgotten History of a British Ship that Fought a Notorious Slaver—and Won | A.E. Rooks | January 14, 2022 | Time
They also warned other slavers that the West Africa Squadron had become an effective force, and only fast, well-armed ships could have a chance of escape.The Forgotten History of a British Ship that Fought a Notorious Slaver—and Won | A.E. Rooks | January 14, 2022 | Time
It is worth noting that most captives did not live longer than a few months after arriving in Europe, succumbing to foreign illness or malnourishment when their slavers did not feed them.Tattoos Have A Long History Going Back To The Ancient World – And Also To Colonialism | LGBTQ-Editor | September 13, 2021 | No Straight News
On the same evening we saw a vessel, which our captain affirmed was a slaver, run into the bay.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
We had hardly lost sight of the slaver before one of our own crew had nearly committed suicide.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
That and more too might be said of the districts where the white slaver grows rich from his traffic in girls.Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls | Various
Upon refusing they were dragged through the streets and given to a white slaver.Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls | Various
The wind had died away and the slaver lay between the yawl and the eastern dawn, a dim yet recognizable bulk.Ralph Granger's Fortunes | William Perry Brown
British Dictionary definitions for slaver (1 of 2)
an owner of or dealer in slaves
another name for slave ship
British Dictionary definitions for slaver (2 of 2)
to dribble saliva
(often foll by over)
to fawn or drool (over someone)
to show great desire (for); lust (after)
saliva dribbling from the mouth
- slaverer, noun
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