enforcer

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noun en·forc·er \in-ˈfȯr-sər, en-\

Definition of enforcer

  1. 1 :  one that enforces

  2. 2a :  a violent criminal employed by a crime syndicate; especially :  hit man 1b :  player (as in ice hockey) known for rough play and fighting

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First Known Use of enforcer

1580



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