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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’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Ubiquitous through the rest of Canada, full-tree systems with their skidders and slashers are more rare in Newfoundland than hot summer days.’
- ‘For many operations, especially full-tree systems with gang slashers, this can be tricky at the best of times.’
- ‘Up until the middle of last century farmers were limited to cutting the hedges back with a hand 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.’
- ‘The solution he and Bergeron came up with involved marrying CTL technology with that staple of the full-tree hardwood system - the slasher.’
- ‘It stayed that way for a decade, using bunchers, skidders, delimbers and slashers to bring ready-to-saw material out of the bush.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
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
- ‘There's nothing about him going home to the Midwest and watching slasher flicks with his friends and remembering how good the Midwest is.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘You have always been a big fan of the slasher flicks and comedies.’
- ‘He has always had a reputation as the intellectual face of gore-mongering slasher flicks.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Thai horror films tend to follow the structure of a slasher film.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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’
- ‘He came to the school as a relentless slasher whose shooting range extended to 10 feet.’
- ‘I'm a shooter more than a slasher, but I can definitely get to the basket.’
- ‘Hill is a slasher who averages 5.7 free-throw attempts.’
- ‘He's a perimeter player, a slasher, and that takes time to get used to in the league.’
- ‘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.’
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