- A large semiaquatic reptile with a broad, rounded snout and a powerful tail, native to the Americas.
- A type of leather made from the skin of an alligator.
Late 16th century: from spanish el lagarto "the lizard".
- I saw a big alligator sunbathing on a log near the swamp.
- He was wearing an alligator leather jacket.
- Alligators can live up to 50 years in the wild.
- The alligator is a top predator in its habitat.
- An alligator's bite is one of the strongest among reptiles.