filler

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fill +‎ -er

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filler (plural fillers)

  1. One who fills.
    • Mortimer
      They have six diggers to four fillers, so as to keep the fillers always at work.
  2. Something added to fill a space or add weight or size.
    • 1977, Stereo Review (volume 38, page 70)
      I recommend this album in the face of the fact that five of the eleven songs are the purest filler, dull instrumentals with a harmonica rifling over an indifferent rhythm section. The rest is magnificent []
  3. Any semisolid substance used to fill gaps, cracks or pores.
  4. A relatively inert ingredient added to modify physical characteristics.
  5. A short article in a newspaper or magazine.
  6. A short piece of music or an announcement between radio or TV programmes.
  7. Any spoken sound or word used to fill gaps in speech; filled pause.
    • Dryden
      'Tis mere filler, to stop a vacancy in the hexameter.
  8. Cut tobacco used to make up the body of a cigar.
  9. (computing) In COBOL, the description of an unnamed part of a record that contains no data relevant to a given context.
  10. (horticulture) A plant that lacks a distinctive shape and can fill inconvenient spaces around other plants in pots or gardens.

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