A large carnivorous reptile of the Crocodile family, peculiar to America. It has a shorter and broader snout than the crocodile, and the large teeth of the lower jaw shut into pits in the upper jaw, which has no marginal notches. Besides the common species of the southern United States, there are allied species in South America.
Any machine with strong jaws, one of which opens like the movable jaw of an alligator
Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek. Dan Rather
You know you're old when someone compliments you on your alligator shoes, and you're barefoot. Phyllis Diller
Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river. Cordell Hull
It took me the bulk of my twenties to write one book about a family of alligator wrestlers. Whereas somebody like Steve Martin is releasing his latest banjo symphony, having just completed another movie and acclaimed, best-selling novel. Karen Russell
I'm Southern, so alligator tail is pretty interesting and yummy. LeAnn Rimes