Definition of washer in English:

washer

Line breaks: wash¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈwɒʃə
 
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noun

1 [usually with modifier] A person or device that washes something: a glass washer
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  • It would have included a wide range of facilities, including round-the-clock jet washers, a car wash and garage shop.
  • A difference of three feet one way or another may not seem like much when you're deciding where to position a glass washer, but it can add up to hundreds or even thousands of extra steps for bartenders a week.
  • Mark looked up from loading the glass washer to see a new face at the bar.
1.1A washing machine: colour TV, automatic washer, fitted kitchen
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  • At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of washer, dryer, dishwasher or vacuum.
  • And he walked out of the apartment, heading down the hall to the community washer and dryer on this floor.
  • Transfer laundry from washer to dryer, start another load.
2A small flat metal, rubber, or plastic ring fixed between two joining surfaces or between a nut and a bolt to spread the pressure or act as a spacer or seal.
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  • Does that new faucet have rubber washers or plastic valves?
  • Now you need four sets of four standard round washers (metal or plastic, about 1 inch in diameter or a little less), purchased at any hardware store.
  • Anyway, in brief, you use a screw and plastic washer on the back of the motherboard to hold a metal rod and plastic washer in place on the front side - one through each mounting hole.
3Australian A facecloth: I’ll get you a cold washer
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  • She uses the damp washer to wipe her face and head to cool her down.
  • She added a scoop of Radox, picked up a washer from the end of the bath.
  • Gently wipe away all traces of the cleanser with a face washer wrung out in tepid water, rinsing at least twice more in warm water.

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