Definition of town-taker in US English:

town-taker

noun

  • A person who captures towns; a besieger of towns. Chiefly as a personal epithet, especially of Demetrius I (336–283 b.c.), king of Macedon.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From town + taker, originally (with reference to Demetrius I) after French preneur de villes, lit. ‘taker of towns’ and its model Hellenistic Greek πολιορκητής besieger.

Pronunciation

town-taker

/ˈtaʊnˌteɪkə/