Definition of shredder in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʃrɛdə


  • 1A machine or other device for shredding something.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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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