crusher

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Etymology[edit]

From crush +‎ -er.

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Noun[edit]

crusher (plural crushers)

  1. Someone or something that crushes.
  2. A machine designed to crush rocks.
  3. (slang) A policeman.
    • 1977, John Le Carré, The Honourable Schoolboy, Folio Society 2010, p. 110:
      Back in the lobby he bought a copy of Time but didn't like the way the plain-clothes crushers' looked at him, and left.