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noun [countable] alligator pronunciation in British English /ˈælɪˌɡeɪtə(r)/
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  1. a large reptile with a long tail, four short legs, a long pointed mouth, and sharp teeth that lives in parts of the US and China. Alligators are amphibious (=they can live both in water and on land), and they are closely related to crocodiles.

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