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Definition of "washer" []

  • One who washes: a washer of clothes; a washer of windows. (noun)
  • An appliance used for washing, especially: (noun)
  • A washing machine. (noun)
  • An automatic dishwasher. (noun)
  • A flat disk, as of metal, plastic, rubber, or leather, placed beneath a nut or at an axle bearing or a joint to relieve friction, prevent leakage, or distribute pressure. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "washer" in a sentence
  • "Big steamshovels dug up the ore and loaded it onto the cars and brought it into what they called the washer, where it was washed."
  • "The benefit of the washer is that it easily loops through a carabiner."
  • "Honestly, for a lot of us singles or small families, a washer is not worth it in more than one way. cpethr"