washer

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Washing machine
Assorted washers: flat, split, star and insulated

Etymology[edit]

wash +‎ -er

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washer (plural washers)

  1. Something that washes; especially an appliance such as a washing machine or dishwasher.
  2. A person who washes for a living; (if female:) a washerwoman.
  3. A flat disk, placed beneath a nut or at some joint, to distribute pressure, alleviate friction or prevent leakage.
  4. A face cloth.

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  • (flat disk to distribute pressure or to alleviate friction): blotter

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