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Definition of Alligator


  1. 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.
  2. Any machine with strong jaws, one of which opens like the movable jaw of an alligator
  3. a form of squeezer for the puddle ball
  4. a rock breaker
  5. a kind of job press, called also alligator press.

Alligator Quotations

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
Muhammad Ali

You know you're old when someone compliments you on your alligator shoes, and you're barefoot.
Phyllis Diller

Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
Dan Rather

The sensation of writing a book is the sensation of spinning, blinded by love and daring. It is the sensation of a stunt pilot's turning barrel rolls, or an inchworm's blind rearing from a stem in search of a route. At its worst, it feels like alligator wrestling, at the level of the sentence.
Annie Dillard

See you later, alligator. After a while, crocodile.
Bill Haley
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Alligator Translations

alligator in Dutch is alligator
alligator in French is alligator
alligator in German is Alligator {m}
alligator in Swedish is alligator