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leveler

[lev-uh-ler] /ˈlɛv ə lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that levels.
Also, especially British, leveller.
Origin of leveler
1590-1600
First recorded in 1590-1600; level + -er1
Related forms
self-leveler, noun
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  • She thought of that epithet that people so often echo—Death the leveler.

    The Devil's Garden

    W. B. Maxwell
  • Another is its power as a leveler, and hence as an adjunct of democracy.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf Arthur E. Bostwick
  • These were probably to prevent crawling of the smaller material used as a leveler.

  • But William was not a widower; besides, love is the leveler of human judgments in such matters and the builder of new destinies.

    A Circuit Rider's Wife

    Corra Harris
  • A grapple-armed machine laid hold on one of the wrecked beetles and, whining with effort, sought to drag it to leveler ground.

    World of the Drone Robert Abernathy
  • I says; "your head gets leveler and leveler all the time, Tom Sawyer," I says.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Old Olly's head's leveler than this mountain-side, even if his mouth is mealier 'n his own flour bags.

    Dorothy at Skyrie Evelyn Raymond
  • Why, I did not see more prairie or leveler land in the west than I did in passing through Canada.

    To and Through Nebraska Frances I. Sims Fulton
  • There is no leveler like a ship's fo'c'sle, no better school of philosophy than that of men upon their "beam ends."

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • Time, the leveler, seemed to have no more effect upon the princely pile than to increase its hauteur with each passing year.

    Trusia Davis Brinton

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