Definitions for slasherˈslæʃ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slash•erˈslæʃ ər(n.)

  1. one that slashes.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. a person who criminally attacks others with a knife, razor, or the like.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. a horror film depicting such a criminal and featuring gory special effects.

    Category: Motion Pictures, Common Vocabulary

Origin of slasher:

1550–60

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slasher(noun)

    someone who slashes another person

  2. slasher(noun)

    a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing

Wiktionary

  1. slasher(Noun)

    One who slashes.

  2. slasher(Noun)

    A horror movie with graphic blood and violence.

  3. slasher(Noun)

    A machine for applying size to warp yarns.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slasher(noun)

    a machine for applying size to warp yarns

Freebase

  1. Slasher

    A slasher film is a subgenre of horror film, and at times thriller, typically involving a mysterious psychopathic killer stalking and killing a sequence of victims usually in a graphically violent manner, often with a cutting tool such as a knife or axe. Although the term "slasher" may be used as a generic term for any horror movie involving graphic acts of murder, the slasher as a genre has its own set of characteristics which set it apart from related genres like the splatter film.

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