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ab·duc·tor

 (ăb-dŭk′tər)
n.
1. One, such as a kidnapper, who abducts.
2. Anatomy A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, away from the midline of the body or of an extremity.

ab•duc•tor1

(æbˈdʌk tər)

n.
a person who abducts.
[1840–50]

ab•duc•tor2

(æbˈdʌk tər)

n.
any muscle that abducts (opposed to adductor).
[1605–15; < New Latin; see abduct, -tor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.abductor - someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)abductor - someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
captor, capturer - a person who captures and holds people or animals
criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw - someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
crimper, crimp - someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
seizer, shanghaier - a kidnapper who drugs men and takes them for compulsory service aboard a ship
2.abductor - a muscle that draws a body part away from the median lineabductor - a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line
skeletal muscle, striated muscle - a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
musculus abductor digiti minimi manus - the abductor muscle of the little finger
musculus abductor digiti minimi pedis - the abductor muscles of the little toe
musculus abductor hallucis - the abductor muscle of the great toe
musculus abductor pollicis - the abductor muscle of the thumb
Translations

abductor

[æbˈdʌktəʳ] Nraptor(a) m/f, secuestrador(a) m/f

abductor

[æbˈdʌktər] nravisseur/euse m/f
child abductor → kidnappeur m (d'enfants)

abductor

nEntführer(in) m(f)

abductor

[æbˈdʌktəʳ] nrapitore/trice
References in classic literature ?
Bear with you the authority of the Warlord of Barsoom, and of the Jeddak of Helium to offer every resource of the allied powers to assist Thuvan Dihn to recover his daughter and punish her abductors, whomsoever they may be.
Pushing back Natasha who looked at her with astonished but tearless eyes, she locked her in; and having given orders to the yard porter to admit the persons who would be coming that evening, but not to let them out again, and having told the footman to bring them up to her, she seated herself in the drawing room to await the abductors.
Here the trail of Dejah Thoris' abductors led along the mountains' base, across steep and rugged ravines, by the side of appalling precipices, and sometimes out into the valley, where we found fighting aplenty with the members of the various tribes that make up the population of this vale of hopelessness.
Already six of the creatures of Professor Maxon's experiments had given up their lives in the service of his daughter, and the remaining six were pushing forward through the inky blackness of the jungle night into the untracked heart of savage Borneo to rescue her from her abductors though they sacrificed their own lives in the endeavor.
At length, he one day received a letter, stating that the abductors of his son now offered to restore him, or at least to give notice where he might be found, on condition of receiving a large sum of money, by way of ransom.
Then, calling Raja after me, I set out after Dian and her abductor.
I said that Christine Daae's abductor was the Angel of Music, ALIAS the Opera ghost, and that the real name was.
So once more Tarzan of the Apes with his hideous pack took up his search for the ape-man's son and the pursuit of his abductor.
Only the fact that the spoor of Teeka and her abductor was obliterated found lodgment in his thoughts.
He was informed of it by a letter, written to him by the abductor himself.
It appears to have been then, that, seeking at the bottom of his lonely thoughts for the unexpected abductor of the gypsy, he thought of the archdeacon.
Even poor Nobs appeared dejected as we quit the compound and set out upon the well-marked spoor of the abductor.