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per•suad•er



Pronunciation: (pur-swā'dur), [key]
n.
1. a person or thing that persuades: The cool lake was a most enticing persuader for those who liked to swim.
2. Slang.
a. (in underworld use) a gun, blackjack, or other weapon.
b. something that persuades, as by coercing or threatening: Sometimes the teacher used a hickory persuader to get our attention.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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