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Definition of "shifter" [shift•er]

  • 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. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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."