eater

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eat +‎ -er

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eater (plural eaters)

  1. One who eats.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 96:
      "He is the right sort of man for a labourer, but he is a terrible eater, to be sure," thought the farmer.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      "Eaters of human flesh, two things have ye done. First, ye have attacked these strangers, being white men, and would have slain their servant, and for that alone death is your reward."
  2. An eating apple.
    • 2004, Laura Mason, Food Culture in Great Britain, page 94:
      For the British market, apples are classed as early, mid-season, or late, and subdivided into eaters or cookers.
  3. One who performs fellatio or cunnilingus.
    • 2001, Cool Sexy Guy, Story: Cheerleading Camp Group: alt.sex
      The girls were having lots of fun rolling around on the bed, though Kacie was a much better fingerer and occasional eater.
    • 1987, Baird Jones, Sexual humor - Page 309
      I'm a slow but fastidious eater
    • 1997, James White, The Best Sex of Your Life - Page 166
      Ice cream tastes good to the eater, and has the added advantage of providing a little chill of excitement []
  4. (cellular automata) A configuration of cells that appears to consume another configuration by gradually causing it to disappear.

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