- a person, firm, etc., engaged in the general distribution or marketing of some article or class of goods.
- a wholesaler who has exclusive rights to market, within a given territory, the goods of a manufacturer or company.
- (in a press) one of the rollers for spreading ink on the table, rolling it to a proper consistency, and transferring it to rollers that ink the form or plate.
- Also called distributor bar. (in a Linotype) a bar with keylike cuts along its length, for sorting matrices into their proper magazines after type has been cast.
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OTHER WORDS FROM distributorsub·dis·trib·u·tor, nounun·der·dis·trib·u·tor, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for distributor
The company had repossessed some of its screws after one U.S. distributor, Spinal Solutions LLC, stopped paying its bills.
Wineberry, a New York distributor, is also packaging Bag-in-Box wines in partnership with wineries.Taking Boxed Wine Seriously: It’s Not Just for Hobos and Teenagers Anymore|Jordan Salcito|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
According to Lee, the remake had a 140-minute cut that he and Brolin preferred, but the distributor slashed it to 105 minutes.
Securing a U.S. distributor for a movie with so much violence, sex, and drugs has also proved difficult.
Lashes later took a break and began to work behind the music scene as a distributor for different artists.
Be sure each high-tension terminal and wire on distributor head is pushed as far into its socket as it will go.
The distributor is heated at two opposite points on a diameter by the burners, b b, above which are the chimneys, e e.
Three years later he resigned his office of Distributor of Stamps in favour of his s., and received a civil list pension of £300.A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature|John W. Cousin
Remove your distributor a mile, and his carts and travellers must scour the country for customers.The Impossibilities of Anarchism|George Bernard Shaw
Nor would self-interest let him be a distributor of fiction alone or even primarily.Social Transformations of the Victorian Age|T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott