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shedder

[ shed-er ]
/ ˈʃɛd ər /
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noun

a person or thing that sheds.
a lobster, crab, etc., just before it molts.

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Origin of shedder

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at shed2, -er1
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shedder
/ (ˈʃɛdə) /

noun

a person or thing that sheds
an animal, such as a llama, snake, or lobster, that moults
NZ a person who milks cows in a milking shed
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