cross-examiner :

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  • n  someone who questions a witness carefully (especially about testimony given earlier)

  • The more satisfied he seemed with his role as apologist for Russia and cross-examiner of Iran, the more pronounced became his facial tic.
  • Chairman Nye, as usual, proved a heavy-handed cross-examiner and got little information without aid from the Committee's investigator, Stephen Raushenbush.
  • Young Baker quickly earned a reputation as a shrewd cross-examiner in courtroom exchanges.

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