Definition of "shredder" [shredder]

  • One that shreds. (noun)
  • A device used for shredding documents, often as a security measure to prevent unapproved persons from reading them. (noun)

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Use "shredder" in a sentence
  • "To treat government spending as if it involves feeding money into a paper shredder is to ignore that principle: Money Is Neither Created Nor Destroyed."
  • "The data shredder is free, so you get what you pay for, and since it's free, then it's probably as good as it's going to get."
  • "The shredder is a hell of a lot more cost-effective."