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grader

[grey-der] /ˈgreɪ dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that grades.
2.
a pupil of a specified grade at school:
a fourth grader.
3.
a machine for grading.
Origin of grader
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50; grade + -er1
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  • The apron is operated by gearing from the rear wheels of the grader.

  • The surface is finally smoothed by means of the grader and drag.

  • "If you're in Miss Ames' room, you are a fourth grader," said Mr. Oliver pleasantly.

    Rosemary Josephine Lawrence
  • The grader gang formed a ring about the combatants and waited.

    The Brown Mouse Herbert Quick
  • Pike, he said, had come out as a grader, but it had been a long time since he had done any work.

    Track's End

    Hayden Carruth
British Dictionary definitions for grader

grader

/ˈɡreɪdə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that grades
2.
a machine, either self-powered or towed by a tractor, that levels earth, rubble, etc, as in road construction
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Word Origin and History for grader
n.

1868, of machines; 1870, of persons, agent noun from grade (v.).

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