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clearer

Line breaks: clear¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈklɪərə
 
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Definition of clearer in English:

noun

1British A clearing bank.
Example sentences
  • The clearers and most merchant banks prefer to secure their advances by floating charges.
  • The Big Four clearers have also come under fire from the Treasury select committee over excessive profits being made on the accounts held by Small & Medium Sized Enterprises.
  • This compares to interest rates of 0.1% offered by most high street clearers on their current accounts.
2A person or thing that clears away obstructions: a chemical drain clearer
More example sentences
  • Public health reformers and slum clearers in the mid-nineteenth century consciously sought to improve urban living and to protect and create key commercial spaces for further development.
  • I am especially proud of the full-time staff members who have worked their way up from labor positions - who went from lot clearers to skilled technicians who can perform any task on the golf course.
  • In a group of 73 mine clearers working for a single charity in seven countries, 92 traumatic injuries were sustained, 15 percent of which were fatal.

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