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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

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

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

During the Great Depression, levels of crime actually dropped. During the 1920s, when life was free and easy, so was crime. During the 1930s, when the entire American economy fell into a government-owned alligator moat, crime was nearly non-existent. During the 1950s and 1960s, when the economy was excellent, crime rose again.
Ben Shapiro
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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

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