spacer

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From space +‎ -er.

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spacer (plural spacers)

  1. (sometimes science fiction) A person who works or lives in space.
    • 1954, Isaac Asimov, The Caves of Steel:
      It was the futile throwing back in the face of the Spacers their most keenly felt insult: their insistence on considering the natives of Earth as disgustingly diseased.
  2. An object inserted to hold a space open in a row of items, e.g. beads or printed type.
  3. A bushing.
  4. (slang) A forgetful person.
  5. (medicine) A type of add-on device used by an asthmatic person to increase the effectiveness of a metered-dose inhaler.

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Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German spazieren, Spazier(gang).

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IPA(key): /ˈspa.t͡sɛr/

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spacer m inan (diminutive spacerek)

  1. stroll, walk

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