strangle

(redirected from strangler)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms.
Related to strangler: frog strangler

strangle

A code word used normally by ground controllers meaning, “Switch off the [equipment indicated],” as in strangle canary, meaning “Switch off the IFF (identification friend or foe).”
References in periodicals archive ?
The rise of The Stranglers in the seventies happened as punk tock began to make an everlasting impression on the British music scene.
The Boston Strangler murders changed the way the media and the nation talked about crime.
The best rule of thumb for dealing with strangler figs is, except for one species named clusia, which rarely kills its host but requires an almost tropical environment, don't let them climb a valued tree.
Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley announced that DNA taken from the body of the final strangler victim, Sullivan, and a water bottle used by DeSalvo's nephew showed a familial match.
Conley said the developments in Sullivan's murder case have no bearing on the other homicides attributed to the Boston Strangler.
But before you start feeling too sorry for him, remember - they don't call him the Strangler because he gives slightly overthe-top hugs.
While Boston police had failed to crack their strangler case, investigators quickly believed they had solved the Goldberg murder.
Desperate Housewives (Channel 4, Wednesday, 10pm) is hotting up nicely and the muddy waters around the identity of the Fairview Strangler begin to clear.
I'M as horrified as everyone else over the prostitutes murdered by the Suffolk Strangler.
Junger turns away from the destructive effects of the elements (Fire and A Perfect Storm) to write about deadly force of a very different kind: the Boston Strangler murders of the 1960s.
Streetside mahoganies, strangler figs, casuarinas, and other tropical species need to be replaced as quickly as possible.
As he has been part of the nearly thirty-year search and played a significant role in his arrest, Robert Beattie's inside account of the BTK strangler is thorough and unique.