grader

[grey-der]

noun

a person or thing that grades.
a pupil of a specified grade at school: a fourth grader.
a machine for grading.

Nearby words

  1. gradeability,
  2. graded post,
  3. gradeflation,
  4. gradely,
  5. grademark,
  6. gradient,
  7. gradient post,
  8. gradient wind,
  9. gradienter,
  10. gradin

Origin of grader

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; grade + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for grader

grader

noun

a person or thing that grades
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

grader

n.

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

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