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Definition of Man-eater

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animal that feeds on human flesh; cannibal; femme fatale, woman who entraps men and endangers them
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
One who, or that which, has an appetite for human flesh; specifically, one of certain large sharks (esp. Carcharodon Rondeleti); also, a lion or a tiger which has acquired the habit of feeding upon human flesh.
  
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man-eater
\man"-eat`er\ (?), n. (zo?l.) one who, or that which, has an appetite for human flesh; specifically, one of certain large sharks (esp. carcharodon rondeleti); also, a lion or a tiger which has acquired the habit of feeding upon human flesh.
man-eater
n
1. a person who eats human flesh [syn: cannibal, anthropophagus, anthropophagite]


2. large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans [syn: great white shark, white shark, man-eating shark , carcharodon carcharias]



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An animal that devours human beings.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a person who eats human flesh
(synonym) cannibal, anthropophagus, anthropophagite
(hypernym) savage, barbarian
2. large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
(synonym) great white shark, white shark, man-eating shark, Carcharodon carcharias
(hypernym) mackerel shark
(member-holonym) Carcharodon, genus Carcharodon
Man-eater Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Man-eater is a colloquial term for an animal that preys upon humans. This does not include scavenging. Although human beings can be attacked by many kinds of animals, man-eaters are those that have incorporated human flesh into their usual diet. Most reported cases of man-eaters have involved tigers, leopards, lions and crocodilians. However, they are by no means the only predators that will attack humans if given the chance; a wide variety of species have also been known to take humans as prey, including bears, Komodo dragons, hyenas, cougars, and sharks.

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Maneater can refer to:
  • Man-eater: a carnivorous animal that has developed a taste for human flesh

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