alligator alligator  /ˈæ lə ˌɡeɪ tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) leather made from alligator's hide
  2. (n) either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts
  3. (v) crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes

Usage(s):

  1. Next week: How to buy an alligator.
  2. Opposite page, from top: Ermenegildo Zegna Couture alligator shoe, $6,995 zegna.
  3. One character gets her arm eaten by an alligator that emerges from the swamp.

News

  1. Alligator Found in "Doomsday Prepper's" House

    A man arrested Wednesday with bomb-making material in his car had drugs and an alligator in his home, a federal agent testified Friday.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NBC Dallas Fort Worth

  2. Alligator crashes picnic, snaps up some burgers

    KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com An alligator crashed a picnic in Florida and snapped up burgers as Rodney Cammauf snapped photos.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Alligator with mouth zip-tied found on Volusia County beach

    For the second time in two weeks, authorities have found a small alligator on a Volusia County beach. The young reptile was spotted Tuesday morning, according to Volusia County Beach Patrol. Volusia County Beach Patrol said the gator already had its mouth shut with the black ziptie wrapped around its jaws. The tie was then cut off and a black lace that gator trapper use that doesn't harm the ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Local 6 Orlando

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Quotes

  1. "It's been like a death roll with an alligator for the last two months in these negotiations," Hood said Tuesday.
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Jim Hood Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Right before I came here on Feb. 1," Dellucci said dejectedly, "I was fishing on the side of my lake, and I heard a little boy screaming. I ran over and an alligator had him by the leg. I jumped on the gator, poked him in the eyes, freed the...
    on Feb 21, 2009 By: David Dellucci Source: USA Today

  3. ...Film Festival this week, Murray said that the Ghostbusters sequel was "a myth : It's like the white alligator in the sewer, you know? Who's seen it, really?" "It's just really the movie studio. They love the franchise, they'd just...
    on Apr 28, 2010 By: Bill Murray Source: Movieline (blog)

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