Definition of washer in English:


Syllabification: wash·er
Pronunciation: /ˈwäSHər, ˈwôSH-


  • 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.
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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 ring made of metal, rubber, or plastic fixed under a nut or the head of a bolt to spread the pressure when tightened or between two joining surfaces 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.

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