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spreader

Syllabification: spread·er
Pronunciation: /ˈspredər
 
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Definition of spreader in English:

noun

1A device used for spreading or scattering a substance over a wide area.
Example sentences
  • They mix them with soil and distribute them with a device similar to a fertilizer spreader.
  • Some producers are also having success with seeding legumes through dry fertilizer air spreaders, with cultipacking before and after the seed is broadcast.
  • However, some 6-row combines have 10 tons on the front axle with a full grain tank and tricycle fertilizer spreaders may carry 14 tons on the rear axle.
1.1A person who spreads or disseminates something: children are major spreaders of influenza in schools
More example sentences
  • Go to the trend spreaders and plant yourself intelligently on their radar.
  • They also sought to tap into public discourse about hackers as copyright pirates, criminals, and spreaders of computer viruses.
  • And yet another yes - I am the rumour-gatherer and spreader of my school.
1.2 [often in combination] A device that spreads apart one thing from another: rubber toe-spreaders used for pedicures
1.3A bar attached to the mast of a yacht in order to spread the angle of the upper shrouds.

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