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shredder

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Pronunciation: /ˈʃrɛdə
 
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Definition of shredder in English:

noun

1A machine or other device for shredding something.
Example sentences
  • In general, all garden shredders have a high watt motor and come with silent crushing system.
  • Urschel Laboratories Inc. designs and manufactures cheese shredders.
  • These tire shredders are incapable of shredding tires in excess of size 17 due to the diameter of the wire in the tire sidewall.
1.1A device for reducing documents to small unreadable strips: most shredders can handle at least five sheets of paper at a time
More example sentences
  • Shredders are available for as little as £10.
  • "You might as well throw these in your shredder," she said, digging some papers out of her brief case.
  • Ideally, use a shredder with a cross-cut action, as these turn paper into tiny pieces of confetti.
2A musician who plays a very fast, intricate style of rock lead guitar: the guitarists are skilled, but not the fastest shredders around
More example sentences
  • In the blusterless world of modern indie rock, she's something of an anomaly: an honest-to-God shredder.
  • When the house lights go down this fall, a new generation of axe shredders, drummers and fearless frontmen will come together and rock.
  • The Massachusetts-based Cave In originated in the mid 1990s as a brutal, dynamic, metal-tinged hardcore band akin to influential shredders like Converge, Coalesce, and Botch.
3 informal A snowboarder.
Example sentences
  • When not on the snow, this 16-year-old shredder can be found refining his skating style.
  • It would be a private oasis, a white, fluffy heaven: Valhalla for the true shredders.
  • Upon arriving in Seattle we linked-up with snow shredders B.J. Kaiser and Tim Carlson.

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