Definition of slasher in English:

slasher

Line breaks: slash¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈslaʃə
 
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noun

informal
  • 1Any of various tools for cutting wood: the three-man slasher cut the log into eight-foot lengths a mechanical slasher
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    • In turn this material is transformed into horticultural tools such as slashers, axes, jembes (local digging tools) and other tools and items such as chisels, bicycle carriers and kitchen utensils.
    • The teenager learnt his trade in the rough rugged country of inland Taranaki, lugging theodolites, slashers and supplies, locating and cutting lines through dense undergrowth and heavy virgin bush.
    • Up until the middle of last century farmers were limited to cutting the hedges back with a hand slasher.
  • 2 (also slasher film) A horror film, especially one depicting a series of violent murders or assaults by an attacker armed with a knife or razor.
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    • At the same time it's a slasher film, a brutal thriller, and deeply moving tragedy.
    • Thai horror films tend to follow the structure of a slasher film.
    • What is important for our purposes is the connection between the masked killer in the slasher film and the notion of the disappearing body.
  • 3US A sporting competitor who is quick and agile: he’s more of a slasher and rebounder than a jump shooter
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    • The Broncos look for a certain type of tailback, one who is quick, is a slasher with some power, has good hands as a receiver, and is versatile.
    • Hill is a slasher who averages 5.7 free-throw attempts.
    • I'm a shooter more than a slasher, but I can definitely get to the basket.

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