Abductor



a person who .
any muscle that (opposed to ).
Contemporary Examples

In the nearly four months since then, her parents have only grown more haunted by the specter of her abductor.
Vanished From Her College Campus Evie M. Salomon September 23, 2011

Richard Ben Cramer explores the abduction of Olympic athlete Kari Swenson and the indefatigable sheriff who hunted her abductor.
The Ballad of Johnny France Richard Ben Cramer January 11, 2014

Jaycee Dugard, who was held captive for 18 years in a squalid series of tents by her abductor, who fathered her two children.
New Hope for Parents of Missing Madeleine McCann Barbie Latza Nadeau May 7, 2013

Her parents tell Evie Salomon how they picture her abductor—if he exists at all.
Vanished From Her College Campus Evie M. Salomon September 23, 2011

Historical Examples

She had almost forgotten, for the moment, that this man was her abductor and her father’s enemy.
The Sky Line of Spruce Edison Marshall

The little girl was very slender, yet her abductor staggered as he walked.
Madge Morton’s Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers

Toward the close of the examination, however, it began to dawn on the abductor that possibly he had made an error.
Brave Tom Edward S. Ellis

abductor muscles: Muscles which move parts away from the axis.
The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold

Kedzle’s wrath was at the fact that Gilfoyle was not legally an abductor.
We Can’t Have Everything Rupert Hughes

Come forward, calumnious and insolent count, and abductor of women!
The Cid Campeador Antonio de Trueba

abductor ab·duc·tor (āb-dŭk’tər)
n.
A muscle that draws a body part, such as a finger, arm, or toe, away from the midline of the body or of an extremity.
abductor
(āb-dŭk’tər)
A muscle that draws a limb or part of a limb away from the midline of the body. Compare adductor.

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