Origin of scrubber1
- a mongrel, especially a mongrel steer.
- a thin or stunted steer.
- an inhabitant of the bush.
- any domestic animal that has run off into the bush and become wild, especially a steer.
Origin of scrubber2
- a prostitute or promiscuous woman.
Origin of scrubber3
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Examples from the Web for scrubber
Most manufacturers, however, simply cool the gas in the washer or scrubber.
Seventh: Adjust the normal outflow of wash-water for the scrubber.
The final washing for ammonia is effected in an apparatus termed a “scrubber,” which is a cylindrical tower packed with boards in.
One who is my neighbor is now scrubber and cleaner, and is happily friends with a 'concierge,' who allows her to aid him.Prisoners of Poverty Abroad
The next stage is the passage of the scrubber, filled with coke over which water perpetually flows.How it Works
- a person or thing that scrubs
- an apparatus for purifying a gas
- British and Australian derogatory, slang a promiscuous woman
- Australian a domestic animal, esp a bullock, that has run wild in the bush
C19: from scrub ²
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