follow Dictionary.com

Know these essential literary terms?

profiler

[proh-fahy-ler] /ˈproʊ faɪ lər/
noun
1.
any of several types of machine tools for reproducing shapes in metal or other materials from a master form.
Also called duplicating machine.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; profile + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for profiler
  • We can still hear the chirp of the sub-bottom profiler, a few times a minute.
British Dictionary definitions for profiler

profiler

/ˈprəʊfaɪlə/
noun
1.
a person or device that creates a profile, esp someone with psychological training who assists police investigations by identifying the likely characteristics of the perpetrator of a particular crime
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for profiler

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for profiler

13
15
Scrabble Words With Friends