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ˈæl ɪˌgeɪ təral·li·ga·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alligatornoun

    leather made from alligator's hide

  2. alligator, gatorverb

    either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts

  3. alligatorverb

    crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes

GCIDE

  1. alligatorverb

    to form shallow cracks in a reticulated pattern on the surface, or in a coating on the surface, of an object.

    Etymology: [Because of the resemblance to the pattern on the skin of an alligator.]

Wikipedia

  1. Alligator

    An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. The two living species are the American alligator (A. mississippiensis) and the Chinese alligator (A. sinensis). Additionally, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains. Alligators first appeared during the Oligocene epoch about 37 million years ago.The name "alligator" is probably an anglicized form of el lagarto, the Spanish term for "the lizard", which early Spanish explorers and settlers in Florida called the alligator. Later English spellings of the name included allagarta and alagarto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alligatornoun

    a large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to America. It has a shorter and broader snout than the crocodile, and the large teeth of the lower jaw shut into pits in the upper jaw, which has no marginal notches. Besides the common species of the southern United States, there are allied species in South America

    Etymology: [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]

  2. Alligatornoun

    any machine with strong jaws, one of which opens like the movable jaw of an alligator

    Etymology: [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]

  3. Alligatornoun

    a form of squeezer for the puddle ball

    Etymology: [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]

  4. Alligatornoun

    a rock breaker

    Etymology: [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]

  5. Alligatornoun

    a kind of job press, called also alligator press

    Etymology: [Sp. el lagarto the lizard (el lagarto de Indias, the cayman or American crocodile), fr. L. lacertus, lacerta, lizard. See Lizard.]

Freebase

  1. Alligator

    An alligator is a crocodilian in the genus Alligator of the family Alligatoridae. There are two living alligator species: the American alligator and the Chinese alligator. In addition, several extinct species of alligator are known from fossil remains. Alligators first appeared during the Oligocene epoch about 37 million years ago. The name alligator is an anglicized form of el lagarto, the Spanish term for "the lizard", which early Spanish explorers and settlers in Florida called the alligator.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alligator

    al′li-gā-tur, n. an animal of the crocodile genus, found in America. [Sp. el lagarto—L. lacerta, a lizard.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Alligator

    a N. American fresh-water crocodile, numerous in the Mississippi and the lakes and rivers of Louisiana and Carolina; subsists on fish, and though timid, is dangerous when attacked; is slow in turning, however, and its attacks can be easily evaded.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. alligator

    [from the Spanish lagarto]. The crocodile of America. The head of this voracious animal is flat and imbricate; several of the under teeth enter into and pass through the upper jaw; the nape is naked; on the tail are two rough lateral lines.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alligator in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alligator in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of alligator in a Sentence

  1. David Sheen:

    It's an iconic species and conservation success story. But in short, there's nothing unusual about this alligator or the video.

  2. New River:

    In the case of this specific alligator, plans were in the works to capture and relocate it to a remote location elsewhere on the installation.

  3. Charles Preston:

    That the alligator was recovered from where he [ Satterlee ] was last seen, and that it was that close of a match, I felt comfortable for the family's standard to say yes, this is Mr. Satterlee, yes, we are going to issue a death certificate, and yes, you can begin that process of trying to settle the estate.

  4. David Lucas:

    She was walking the dog near the lagoon and the alligator came out of the water and tried to get the dog, the lady tried to rescue the dog and a maintenance worker ran over to help.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    Keeping a woman to her word is like trying to hold an alligator by its tail.

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