[tawr-men-ter, tawr-men-]
a person or thing that torments.
Theater. a curtain or framed structure behind the proscenium at both sides of the stage, for screening the wings from the audience. Compare teaser ( def 2 ).
Also, tormenter.

1250–1300; Middle English tormento(u)r < Anglo-French; Old French tormenteor. See torment, -or2 Unabridged
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tormentor or tormenter (tɔːˈmɛntə)
1.  a person or thing that torments
2.  a curtain or movable piece of stage scenery at either side of the proscenium arch, used to mask lights or exits and entrances
3.  films a panel of sound-insulating material placed outside the field of the camera to control the acoustics on the sound stage
tormenter or tormenter

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Example sentences
Now new insights into the mechanisms behind the condition may at last help us
  control that formidable tormentor.
The tormentor would then drop the accused onto the pyramid penetrating both
But few of them could hide their admiration for their tormentor.
Finally, she says it's water, but her tormentor still wins when he makes her
  admit she doesn't know what the letters stand for.
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