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Meaning of persuader

per•suad•er

Pronunciation: (pur-swā'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that persuades: The cool lake was a most enticing persuader for those who liked to swim.
  2. Sometimes the teacher used a hickory persuader to get our attention.
    1. (in underworld use) a gun, blackjack, or other weapon.
    2. something that persuades, as by coercing or threatening:Sometimes the teacher used a hickory persuader to get our attention.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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