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Meaning of MAN-EATER

Pronunciation:  'man`eetur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
  2. [n]  a person who eats human flesh

MAN-EATER is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: anthropophagite, anthropophagus, cannibal, Carcharodon carcharias, great white shark, man-eating shark, white shark
 See Also: barbarian, Carcharodon, genus Carcharodon, mackerel shark, savage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Man"-eat`er\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
One who, or that which, has an appetite for human flesh;
specifically, one of certain large sharks (esp. {Carcharodon
Rondeleti}); also, a lion or a tiger which has acquired the
habit of feeding upon human flesh.

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