Abductor - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |æbˈdʌktər|  American pronunciation of the word abductor
Brit.  |əbˈdʌktə|  British pronunciation of the word abductor

noun

- someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom) (syn: kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher)
- a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line

Examples

...the gangsters planned to abduct the industrialist's young daughter and demand a huge ransom from her family...

Word forms

noun
singular: abductor
plural: abductors
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