a) someone who strangles, especially who murders by strangling
b) an epiphyte whose aerial roots eventually strangle the tree on which it grows

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  • strangler — n. one who strangles, one who kills another by choking …   English contemporary dictionary

  • strangler — stran·gler …   English syllables

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