abductor


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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 ?
I said that Christine Daae's abductor was the Angel of Music, ALIAS the Opera ghost, and that the real name was.
Neither the wealth of her father and mother, or all the powerful resources of the great republic were able to wrest the secret of her whereabouts from the inscrutable desert that had swallowed her and her abductor.
He was informed of it by a letter, written to him by the abductor himself.
We made an incision over the outside of the exterior os sesamoideum pollicis pedis, and thus got at the root of the abductor muscle.
From hour to hour yesterday I expected to hear that he had been found, and that his abductor was the murderer of John Straker.
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.
At the same instant a dozen red warriors leaped from the entrance of a nearby ersite palace, pursuing the abductor with naked swords and shouts of rageful warning.
Then, calling Raja after me, I set out after Dian and her abductor.
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.
Scarce had the body touched the pavement when the Gatholian was upon the back of the dead warrior's mount, and galloping swiftly down the avenue after the diminishing figures of Tara and her abductor, the sounds of the fight waning in the distance as he pursued his quarry along the avenue that passes the palace of O-Tar and leads to The Gate of Enemies.
Even poor Nobs appeared dejected as we quit the compound and set out upon the well-marked spoor of the abductor.
Norman of Torn sprang to the door, and, reckless of his unarmored condition, leaped to Sir Mortimer's back and spurred swiftly in the direction taken by the girl and her abductor.