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1Any of various tools for cutting wood.‘the three-man slasher cut the log into eight-foot lengths’‘a mechanical slasher’
- ‘Watch a sawmill log deck struggle with its logs, and you can typically tell within minutes if the logs are coming from a CTL system or a gang slasher.’
- ‘It stayed that way for a decade, using bunchers, skidders, delimbers and slashers to bring ready-to-saw material out of the bush.’
- ‘The solution he and Bergeron came up with involved marrying CTL technology with that staple of the full-tree hardwood system - the slasher.’
- ‘In turn this material is transformed into horticultural tools such as slashers, axes, jembes (local digging tools) and other tools and items such as chisels, bicycle carriers and kitchen utensils.’
- ‘It's still early in the learning curve, but this rugged head, tracked carrier and mix of CTL logging with full-tree slasher is helping to mechanize a central Quebec mixed wood operation.’
- ‘Up until the middle of last century farmers were limited to cutting the hedges back with a hand slasher.’
- ‘The teenager learnt his trade in the rough rugged country of inland Taranaki, lugging theodolites, slashers and supplies, locating and cutting lines through dense undergrowth and heavy virgin bush.’
- ‘For many operations, especially full-tree systems with gang slashers, this can be tricky at the best of times.’
- ‘Simple to operate, the slasher typically works two shifts to pace the rest of the crew, and as much as possible loads direct to trailer.’
- ‘The contractor was struggling to do this with the existing full-tree gear, with the delimber doing a rough sort for the slasher operator, who continued the sorting job the best he could.’
- ‘Ubiquitous through the rest of Canada, full-tree systems with their skidders and slashers are more rare in Newfoundland than hot summer days.’
2A horror film, especially one depicting a series of violent murders or assaults by an attacker armed with a knife or razor.
assailant, assaulter, aggressor, strikerView synonyms
- ‘That last reel, though, is sufficiently entertaining that the viewer who enjoys a good slasher film (if such there be) will be rewarded for his or her perseverance.’
- ‘There's nothing about him going home to the Midwest and watching slasher flicks with his friends and remembering how good the Midwest is.’
- ‘Thai horror films tend to follow the structure of a slasher film.’
- ‘The story would have had much more impact for me if it promoted itself as a simple slasher film and didn't try to authenticate itself with some true story claim.’
- ‘It was basically a slasher flick as heavy-handed allegory for my family.’
- ‘At the same time it's a slasher film, a brutal thriller, and deeply moving tragedy.’
- ‘He has always had a reputation as the intellectual face of gore-mongering slasher flicks.’
- ‘You have always been a big fan of the slasher flicks and comedies.’
- ‘Though she is 19, she does not want to be mistaken for a ‘teen actress’, a veteran of slasher flicks and little-league sex farces like so many of her contemporaries.’
- ‘What is important for our purposes is the connection between the masked killer in the slasher film and the notion of the disappearing body.’
3US A sporting competitor who is quick and agile.‘he's more of a slasher and rebounder than a jump shooter’
- ‘The Broncos look for a certain type of tailback, one who is quick, is a slasher with some power, has good hands as a receiver, and is versatile.’
- ‘He's a perimeter player, a slasher, and that takes time to get used to in the league.’
- ‘Hill is a slasher who averages 5.7 free-throw attempts.’
- ‘I'm a shooter more than a slasher, but I can definitely get to the basket.’
- ‘He came to the school as a relentless slasher whose shooting range extended to 10 feet.’
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