Definition of punisher in US English:

punisher

noun

  • See punish

    • ‘Cruel physical punishments degrade the punishers as well as the punished.’
    • ‘Great managers are enlargers and enhancers, not punishers and straighteners.’
    • ‘Apparently, if you have been clicked at less than 15 kph over the limit and have not had a speed ticket or accident in the previous three years you can write to the speed camera punishers and plead for a caution instead of a fine.’
    • ‘Veteran striker Roddy Grant, that prolific penalty-box punisher of clubs, is obviously a man with no romance in his soul.’
    • ‘Manning used to say that Australian public life broke into two groups: the enlargers, and the punishers and straighteners.’