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gritter Line breaks: grit|ter
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrɪtə/

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Definition of gritter in English:

noun

British
A vehicle or machine for spreading grit and often salt on roads in icy or potentially icy weather.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with gritter

bitter, committer, critter, embitter, emitter, fitter, flitter, fritter, glitter, hitter, jitter, knitter, litter, permitter, pitta, quitter, remitter, sitter, skitter, slitter, spitter, splitter, submitter, titter, transmitter, twitter, witter

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