Definition of the Boston Strangler from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Boston Strangler

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the name given by newspapers, etc. to Albert DeSalvo, a US man who attacked and killed 13 women in Boston, Massachusetts, between 1962 and 1964. He killed the women by strangling them (= squeezing their throat tightly). He was sent to prison for his crimes and was killed by another prisoner.