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washer

[ wosh-er, waw-sher ]
/ ˈwɒʃ ər, ˈwɔ ʃər /
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noun

a person or thing that washes.
a flat ring or perforated piece of leather, rubber, metal, etc., used to give tightness to a joint, to prevent leakage, to distribute pressure, etc., as under the head of a nut or bolt.

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Origin of washer

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at wash, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM washer

wash·er·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for washer

washer
/ (ˈwɒʃə) /

noun

a person or thing that washes
a flat ring or drilled disc of metal used under the head of a bolt or nut to spread the load when tightened
any flat ring of rubber, felt, metal, etc, used to provide a seal under a nut or in a tap or valve seat
chemical engineering a device for cleaning or washing gases or vapours; scrubber
Australian a face cloth; flannel
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