twister

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twister (plural twisters)

  1. One who twists.
    1. One whose occupation is to twist or join the threads of one warp to those of another, in weaving.
  2. The instrument used in twisting, or making twists.
    • Wallis
      He, twirling his twister, makes a twist of the twine.
  3. (colloquial) A tornado.
  4. (carpentry) A girder
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Craig to this entry?)
  5. (dated) The inner part of the thigh, the proper place to rest upon when on horseback.
  6. (UK, colloquial) A crook, a villain.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter IX:
      “I don't know if it's my imagination, Kipper,” I said, “but something gives me the impression that at moment of going to press you aren't too sold on Bobbie.” He shrugged a shoulder. “Oh, I wouldn't say that. Apart from wishing I could throttle the young twister with my bare hands and jump on the remains with hobnailed boots, I don't feel much about her one way or the other.”
  7. The party game Twister, usually capitalized, or a variant.

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From twist +‎ -er.

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twister

  1. (dance) to dance the twist, to twist

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