gravedigger definition

  • noun:
    • the one that digs graves.
    • people utilized to dig graves.
    • A necrophore, or burying beetle.
    • A digger of graves.
    • See Burying beetle, under Bury, v. t.
    • One whose profession is the digging of graves.
    • A beetle of this genus Necrophorus: so-called from the practice of burying lifeless figures. Also called sexton. See cut under burying-beetle.
    • A digger-wasp, as of the genus Sphex, which digs holes into the clay because of its eggs, with which it deposits a shop of disabled caterpillars and spiders, to serve as meals for grub when hatched.
    • a person who earns a full time income by looking graves

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