Definition of "shifter" [shift•er]

  • (noun) One who, or that which, shifts or changes.
  • (noun) One who plays tricks or practices artifice; a cozener.
  • (noun) An assistant to the ship's cook in washing, steeping, and shifting the salt provisions.
  • (noun) An arrangement for shifting a belt sidewise from one pulley to another.
  • (noun) A wire for changing a loop from one needle to another, as in narrowing, etc.

Use "shifter" in a sentence

  • "But even with the other units 'longer cords, having to drape them all the way along the console, across the cupholders and the shifter is an unnecessary inconvenience."
  • "Similarly, the electronic shifter is not intuitive to use."
  • "For them, being a shape-shifter is a genetic mutation, not something that passes by a werewolf bite."

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