[ US /ˈæɫəˌɡeɪtɝ/ ]
[ UK /ˈælɪɡˌe‍ɪtɐ/ ]
  1. crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes
  1. leather made from alligator's hide
  2. either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts
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How To Use alligator In A Sentence

  • a purse of simulated alligator hide
  • One of only two remaining alligator species in the world, this reptile has the dubious distinction of being the planet's most endangered species.
  • There have also been six recorded fights between snakes and alligators. Times, Sunday Times
  • The alligators build their nests out of grass near the water's edge.
  • The alligator garpike cannot really be recommended as an aquarium fish because of its size.
  • This morning somebody shouted out 'caiman' and alligators along the banks slithered into the water. Peeg and Brie (opening of a teen novel)
  • They had been down to the Balesuna making an alligator trap, and, instead of trousers, were clad in lava-lavas that flapped gracefully about their stalwart limbs. Chapter 8
  • The silence was broken only by the splash of an alligator leaping on some prey far below, and the mournful pipe of some jungle bird across the rivers.
  • There are no official figures on the number of exotic pets in the UK but the type of animals on sale from pet shops include birds, snakes and other reptiles, terrapins and even small alligators.
  • Evidence of her home-grown methods can be found in the alligatored texture of some of her pieces, where she may have layered enamel paint before the undercoat dried.
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