girdler


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Girdler \Gir"dler\, n.
   1. One who girdles.
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   2. A maker of girdles.
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   3. (Zool.) An American longicorn beetle ({Oncideres
      cingulatus}) which lays its eggs in the twigs of the
      hickory, and then girdles each branch by gnawing a groove
      around it, thus killing it to provide suitable food for
      the larv[ae].
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