washer

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Washer \Wash"er\, noun [AS. w[ae]scere.]

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.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

washer

noun

1: someone who washes things for a living

2: seal consisting of a flat disk placed to prevent leakage

3: a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically [syn: {washer}, {automatic washer}, {washing machine}]


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