alligatored alligatored adj. 1. 1 having cracks in a reticulated pattern, giving an appearance reminiscent of alligator hide; -- said of a surface coating, e.g., of paint, varnish, or glazing

Syn: cracked [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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