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 ?
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.
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.
But this crude outlaw was not satisfied with merely rescuing the girl, he must needs mete out justice to her noble abductor and collect in full the toll of blood which alone can atone for the insult and violence done her.
Until dark the Englishman searched the nearby jungle for a trace of the missing one or a sign of the trail of her abductor.
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.
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.