Definition of gator in English:

gator

Syllabification: ga·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈgātər
 
/

noun

informal , chiefly North American
An alligator.
More example sentences
  • And we handle alligator, large gators, crocodiles every day, catching them, moving them, doing things with them.
  • Since the domes lie along the surface of the water when crocs and gators are in their hunting posture, he wondered whether they might play some role in the animals' snappy reflexes.
  • Its only natural predator is the alligator but the gators are full.

Origin

mid 19th century: shortened form.

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