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Webster 1913 Edition


Washer

Wash′er

,
Noun.
[AS.
wæscere
.]
1.
One who, or that which, washes.
2.
A ring of metal, leather, or other material, or a perforated plate, used for various purposes, as around a bolt or screw to form a seat for the head or nut, or around a wagon axle to prevent endwise motion of the hub of the wheel and relieve friction, or in a joint to form a packing, etc.
3.
(Plumbing)
A fitting, usually having a plug, applied to a cistern, tub, sink, or the like, and forming the outlet opening.
4.
(Zool.)
The common raccoon.
5.
(Zool.)
Same as
Washerwoman
, 2.
[Prov. Eng.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Washer

WASHER

,
Noun.
1.
One who washes.
2.
An iron ring between the nave of a wheel and the linch-pin.

Definition 2022


washer

washer

English

Washing machine
Assorted washers: flat, split, star and insulated

Noun

washer (plural washers)

  1. Something that washes; especially an appliance such as a washing machine or dishwasher.
  2. A person who washes for a living; (if female:) a washerwoman.
  3. A flat disk, placed beneath a nut or at some joint, to distribute pressure, alleviate friction or prevent leakage.
  4. A face cloth.

Synonyms

  • (flat disk to distribute pressure or to alleviate friction): blotter

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