Definition of depredator in English:



  • A person or thing that makes depredations, especially a predatory animal.

    • ‘The depredators were, however, stunned with the courageous defiance by the Queen's soldiers.’
    • ‘Also, they have quite a reputation as a depredator of quail, chicken, and turkey eggs.’
    • ‘His uneasiness when the whip was used, testified by clamorous complaints, made the whole scene so amusing that the depredators were allowed to depart without a word of remonstrance.’
    • ‘The stone passage was built on a fairly level bit of ground, close to some great loose rocks under which the feline depredator was probably hiding at the time.’
    • ‘Seeing the boy scudding away at such a rapid pace, he very naturally concluded him to be the depredator.’