po·​lyg·​ra·​pher ˈpä-lē-ˌgra-fər How to pronounce polygrapher (audio) pə-ˈli-grə-fər How to pronounce polygrapher (audio)
: one who operates a polygraph

Examples of polygrapher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thursday also featured polygrapher and attorney Lawrence Beaumont, who discussed the results of the polygraph tests Van Allen and Murrell took. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 25 Aug. 2022 Favre is the secretary for the Ohio Association of Polygraph Examiners and has worked privately as a polygrapher, including with the Cuyahoga County Probation Department and private attorneys. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 21 Feb. 2022 Strongsville also uses an independent polygrapher for potential police officer candidates. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 21 Feb. 2022 Assistant Federal Public Defender Nell Brown said Crouse’s confession was reliable and corroborated, contained details that only the killer would know and was considered truthful by an FBI polygrapher who was flown in from out of state to test him. oregonlive, 7 Feb. 2022 Edgerly had failed a lie-detector test, and Mr. Bailey was brought in to challenge the prosecution’s polygrapher. Washington Post, 3 June 2021 In his report, the investigator determined that a lot of the information Tapp stated during his interrogation was provided to him by law enforcement and that statements the polygrapher made during the polygraph examinations were coercive in nature. Boaz Halaban, ABC News, 12 Mar. 2021 The actress known professionally as Stormy Daniels took the test on May 19, 2011, in Las Vegas, according to a copy of the report by polygrapher Ronald Slay reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Michael Rothfeld, WSJ, 20 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History


polygraph + -er entry 2

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polygrapher was circa 1934

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“Polygrapher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polygrapher. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition


po·​lyg·​ra·​pher ˈpäl-i-ˌgraf-ər How to pronounce polygrapher (audio) pə-ˈlig-rə-fər How to pronounce polygrapher (audio)
: a person who operates a polygraph
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