slasher

[slash-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that slashes.
2.
a person who criminally attacks others with a knife, razor, or the like.
3.
a horror film depicting such a criminal and featuring gory special effects.

Origin:
1550–60; slash1 + -er1

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slasher (ˈslæʃə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that slashes
2.  (Austral), (NZ) a wooden-handled cutting tool or tractor-drawn machine used for cutting scrub or undergrowth in the bush

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