Definition of gritter in English:
A vehicle or machine for spreading grit and often salt on roads in icy or potentially icy weather.
- Last winter's spell of severe weather has meant gritters were on the roads more often than usual, leading to an overspend of £100,000.
- Salt is corrosive, so the vehicles are carefully calibrated to ensure that only the amount of salt necessary for the expected road conditions is actually spread by the gritters.
- But some angry drivers contacted the Telegraph & Argus to complain they had not seen gritters and that some roads were barely passable.
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