shedder

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English scheder (killer); equivalent to shed +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

shedder (plural shedders)

  1. Agent noun of shed; one who sheds.
    a shedder of blood
    a shedder of tears
  2. A crab in the act of casting its shell, or immediately afterwards while still soft.