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abductor

Definitions of abductor
  1. noun
    a muscle that draws a body part away from the median line
    synonyms: abductor muscle
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    musculus abductor digiti minimi manus
    the abductor muscle of the little finger
    musculus abductor digiti minimi pedis
    the abductor muscles of the little toe
    musculus abductor hallucis
    the abductor muscle of the great toe
    musculus abductor pollicis
    the abductor muscle of the thumb
    type of:
    skeletal muscle, striated muscle
    a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes
  2. noun
    someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
    synonyms: kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher
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    crimp, crimper
    someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
    seizer, shanghaier
    a kidnapper who drugs men and takes them for compulsory service aboard a ship
    type of:
    captor, capturer
    a person who captures and holds people or animals
    criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw
    someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
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