(redirected from stabber)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

TO STAB. To make a wound with a pointed instrument; a stab differs from a cut, (q.v.) or a wound. (q.v.) Russ. & Ry. 356; Russ. on Cr. 597; Bac. Ab. Maihem, B.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
References in periodicals archive ?
The build-up to the stabbing had attracted others to the scene and three of them named Tyrone Patrick as the stabber, according to Mr Hall.
"The soldier had a quarrel with his stabber," a local security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The assailant and the victim were not identified but according to the reports the stabber was described as a drinking pal of the Emirati man who was killed in his own villa in Abu Dhabi during a fight between the pair.
Another would-be stabber nabbed in Jerusalem.]]>
Each of the protagonists in the whole spiel seems permanently to be looking over his shoulder for his would-be stabber - indeed Ashton's profile has been so low that figuratively, he is standing with arms out in the middle of it all shouting: "I'm here, do it, I'm here, come on and finish me off!"
I think she's a back stabber and admitted as much when she said that people she managed tended to leave quite quickly - she's not exactly what you'd call a people person!'
League: 1 Sensas Mansfield Angling Gold 41' 2 Dynamite Matchman Supplies Black 44' 3 Dogs Head Mark 2 46' 4 Team Stabber 48' 5 Pools Fodder 49' 6 Ringer Baits 50.
The student was taken to hospital for treatment and the stabber was apprehended.
Did that mean he was a stabber? No, he'd only done it once so far.
Apparently there was a stabber and ripper rash in the London of the 1880s and '90s.
A yob caught armed with a blade told cops:"It's no a knife, it's a stabber."
Britain's Got Talent viewers were left in tears over a heroic police dog who saved his owner's life by jumping in between him and a stabber.