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Alligator meaning in English

Meaning of Alligator in English

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1. alligator

leather made from alligator's hide

2. alligator, gator

either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts


3. alligator

crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes

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a large crocodilian, Alligator mississipiensis, of the southern US, having powerful jaws and sharp teeth and differing from the crocodiles in having a shorter and broader snout: family Alligatoridae (alligators and caymans)
a similar but smaller species, A. sinensis, occurring in China near the Yangtse River
any crocodilian belonging to the family Alligatoridae
any of various tools or machines having adjustable toothed jaws, used for gripping, crushing, or compacting

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nounWord forms: plural ˈalliˌgators or ˈalliˌgator
any of a genus (Alligator) of large crocodilian reptiles found in tropical rivers and marshes of the U.S. and China: its snout is shorter and blunter than the crocodile's, and its teeth do not protrude outside its closed mouth
a scaly leather made from an alligator's hide
3.  US
a machine, tool, etc. with a strong, movable, often toothed jaw

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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1. Either of two large semiaquatic reptiles, Alligator mississipiensis of the southeast United States or A. sinensis of China, having sharp teeth and powerful jaws. They differ from crocodiles in having a broader, shorter snout.
2. Leather made from the hide of one of these reptiles.
3. A tool or fastener having strong, adjustable, often toothed jaws.

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