noun, often attributive
slash·er | \ˈsla-shər \

Definition of slasher 

: one that slashes especially : a person who mutilates or kills with an edged blade a slasher film

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The Hawks end the first round by acquiring a good defender, rebounder, slasher and playmaker in Melton. Keith Pompey,, "NBA mock draft 2018: Will Knicks pick Sixers target Mikal Bridges? | Keith Pompey," 20 June 2018 Minnesota needs wing depth behind Andrew Wiggins, and Hutchinson could be a nice option as a slasher who works off Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns. Scott Bordow, azcentral, "NBA mock draft: Deandre Ayton going to Suns at No. 1," 14 Apr. 2018 But there’s way more to Friday the 13th than slasher films. Lily Puckett, Teen Vogue, "8 Origins, Myths, and Superstitions That Explain Friday the 13th," 12 July 2018 Now, the team that brought us Turbo Kid, the bloody homage to '80s action movies, is back with Summer of '84, a tribute to the golden era of slasher films. Luke Darby, GQ, "The Summer of '84 Trailer Delivers Scares and Slasher Nostalgia," 30 June 2018 Nunn is more of a slasher than a dribble-breakdown type and doesn’t play a ton of defense, both of which will pose challenges for him while trying to stick in the league. Jeremy Woo,, "2018 NBA Draft: Final Top 100 Prospect Rankings," 18 June 2018 That’s not to say cheap, fast, comfortingly predictable horror pictures–like the myriad slasher movies that emerged in the late 1970s and early ’80s, in the wake of Halloween and Friday the 13th–don’t have value. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "The Artfully Made Hereditary Is the Latest Horror Film to Elevate the Genre," 7 June 2018 Kicking off his set with a short and sincerely scary slasher film, 21 Savage meandered through a number of hits off his 2017 debut Issa Album, backed by slick horrorcore visuals rich with the satanic imagery so key to his nihilistic persona. Drew Lazor,, "'But then again, I may be drunk': Post Malone takes on Festival Pier," 24 May 2018 Tyree is an athletic slasher who has added some range to his shooting, while Crawford is a big physical guard who can be tough to handle. Alex Schiffer, kansascity, "Missouri will see a different opposing coach on the bench in rematch with Ole Miss," 19 Feb. 2018

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1559, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of slasher

: someone who kills people with a knife or other sharp weapon

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