Definition of distributor in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈstribyədər/
(abbreviation distr.)


1An agent who supplies goods to stores and other businesses that sell to consumers: a wholesale liquor distributor the movie’s distributor booked the film into theaters
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  • The workshops will review market research techniques and the role of agents and distributors.
  • We were the largest independent beverage distributor in western Canada.
  • You are now ready to proceed as an independent herbalife distributor.
2A device in a gasoline engine for passing electric current to each spark plug in turn.
Example sentences
  • The only cure was to get soaking wet while trying to dry out the distributor that generated the electricity that made the car go.
  • Many motorists cannot tell a drive belt from a distributor.
  • This engine has a unique system: a pick-up coil in the distributor triggers the spark.

Words that rhyme with distributor


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Syllabification: dis·trib·u·tor

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