or tor·ment·er

[ tawr-men-ter, tawr-men- ]
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  1. a person or thing that torments.

  2. Theater. a curtain or framed structure behind the proscenium at both sides of the stage, for screening the wings from the audience.: Compare teaser (def. 5).

Origin of tormentor

1250–1300; Middle English tormento(u)r<Anglo-French; Old French tormenteor.See torment, -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for tormentor



/ (tɔːˈmɛntə) /

  1. a person or thing that torments

  2. a curtain or movable piece of stage scenery at either side of the proscenium arch, used to mask lights or exits and entrances

  1. films a panel of sound-insulating material placed outside the field of the camera to control the acoustics on the sound stage

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