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escape +‎ -er


escaper (plural escapers)

  1. A person who escapes.
    • 2012, July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
      The timing of the incident raised the question, almost certainly destined to remain unanswered, of whether, having allowed the escapers to pass by unhindered, the culprit had waited specifically for the yellow jersey group before sowing his mischief.
  2. (computing) A program or algorithm for escaping text.
    an HTML escaper; a query escaper


Old FrenchEdit



  1. Alternative form of eschaper
    • 1377, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine), page 166 of this essay:
      aulcuns en escapent et aulcuns meurent
      some escape it and some die from it
      <-- Although this is technically Middle French -->


This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-ps, *-pt are modified to s, t. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.