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shredder

[shred-er]
noun
  1. a person or thing that shreds.
  2. a machine for destroying secret or private documents by shredding them.
  3. any of various devices used to shred crops, vegetables, wood, metal, etc.
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Origin of shredder

First recorded in 1565–75; shred + -er1
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n.

1570s, agent noun from shred (v.). In the paper disposal sense from 1950.

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