[ grey-der ]
/ ˈgreɪ dər /


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


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Origin of grader

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; grade + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for grader

/ (ˈɡreɪdə) /


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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