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1. One that sheds, as a long-haired animal or a molting snake.
2. A lobster or crab that is shedding or has just shed.


1. a person or thing that sheds
2. (Zoology) an animal, such as a llama, snake, or lobster, that moults
3. (Agriculture) NZ a person who milks cows in a milking shed
4. (Professions) NZ a person who milks cows in a milking shed


(ˈʃɛd ər)

1. a person or thing that sheds.
2. a lobster, crab, etc., just before it molts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shedder - an attacker who sheds or spills blood; "a great hunter and spiller of blood"
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
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Bradley was suspicious of every sound he heard, and of every face he saw, but was under a spell which very commonly falls upon the shedder of blood, and had no suspicion of the real danger that lurked in his life, and would have it yet.
Speak not of vengeance, husband," she answered, "I, too, am near to that land where the Slayer and the Slain, the Shedder of Blood and the Avenger of Blood are lost in the same darkness.
Balfour, than yon misguided shedder of man's blood.
I am a priest," he cried unsteadily, "and a priest should be no shedder of blood.
The meters measure the frequency of the eddies as the fluid passes the shedder.
Back row: Lisa Carter, Becky Morrison, Derek Najarian, Chamber President Todd Deluca, Laura Sterritt and Meeghan Shedder.
Low numbers of shedder animals and low shedding loads support conditions favoring a low infection rate.
Particular attention should also be given for roguing of pollen shedder plants observed in A' lines.
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The company's latest pipe shredder, for example, is able to increase output by over 50 percent and deliver energy savings of more than 30 percent compared with its predecessor, and is said to be the most advanced pipe shedder in the world," Day added.
A young executive was leaving the office late one evening when he found the CFO standing in front of the shedder with a piece of paper in his hand.
Despite gains in health care and other fields, Central Massachusetts officials are not giving up on the biggest job shedder, manufacturing.