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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Twister \Twist"er\, n.
1. One who twists; specifically, the person whose occupation
is to twist or join the threads of one warp to those of
another, in weaving.
2. The instrument used in twisting, or making twists.
He, twirling his twister, makes a twist of the
3. (Carp.) A girder. --Craig.
4. (Man.) The inner part of the thigh, the proper place to
rest upon when on horseback. --Craig.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a localized and violently destructive windstorm occurring
over land characterized by a funnel-shaped cloud extending
toward the ground [syn: tornado, twister]
2: small friedcake formed into twisted strips and fried; richer
than doughnuts [syn: cruller, twister]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
39 Moby Thesaurus words for "twister":
apple fritter, baguio, beignet, beignet aux pommes, bismarck,
cheat, con man, confidence man, crook, cruller, cyclone, deceiver,
doughnut, dust devil, fastnacht, fraud, friedcake, fritter,
hurricane, imposter, impostor, mountebank, olykoek, rainspout,
raised doughnut, rogue, rotary storm, sand column, sandspout,
scoundrel, sinker, swindler, tornado, trickster, typhoon,
waterspout, whirlblast, whirlwind, wind eddy
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