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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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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.
I am a priest," he cried unsteadily, "and a priest should be no shedder of blood.
Balfour, than yon misguided shedder of man's blood.
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.
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.
One last thing, does anyone else see the strange similarities between Ryan Shedder and Justin Bieber?
If Switzerland take Argentina to spot-kicks it will be a far bigger shock than Brazil's penalty shoot-out nerve shedder against Chile.
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We see it more like a photo shedder application," said Touwari, adding the motivation behind the app was privacy.
It has a double coat that sheds seasonally, but the hair is relatively short so it's not as messy a shedder as some of the longer haired breeds.
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