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wash·er

 (wŏsh′ər, wô′shər)
n.
1. One who washes: a washer of clothes; a washer of windows.
2. An appliance, especially a washing machine, used for washing.
3. A flat disk, as of metal, plastic, rubber, or leather, placed beneath a nut or bolt to make the connection more secure or distribute pressure or placed between parts to space the parts properly or prevent leakage in a joint.

washer

(ˈwɒʃə)
n
1. a person or thing that washes
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a flat ring or drilled disc of metal used under the head of a bolt or nut to spread the load when tightened
3. (Mechanical Engineering) any flat ring of rubber, felt, metal, etc, used to provide a seal under a nut or in a tap or valve seat
4. (Mechanical Engineering) See washing machine
5. (Chemical Engineering) chemical engineering a device for cleaning or washing gases or vapours; scrubber
6. (Textiles) Austral a face cloth; flannel

wash•er

(ˈwɒʃ ər, ˈwɔ ʃər)

n.
1. a person or thing that washes.
3. a flat ring or perforated piece of rubber, metal, etc., used to give tightness to a joint, to prevent leakage, to distribute pressure, etc., as under the head of a nut or bolt.
[1275–1325]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.washer - someone who washes things for a livingwasher - someone who washes things for a living
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
laundryman, washerman - operates industrial washing machine
laundress, laundrywoman, washerwoman, washwoman - a working woman who takes in washing
window washer - someone who washes windows
2.washer - seal consisting of a flat disk placed to prevent leakagewasher - seal consisting of a flat disk placed to prevent leakage
lock ring, lock washer, lockring - washer that prevents a nut from loosening
seal - fastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
3.washer - a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automaticallywasher - a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically
white goods - large electrical home appliances (refrigerators or washing machines etc.) that are typically finished in white enamel
Translations
حَلَقَةٌ جِلْدِيَّه أو مَعْدَنِيَّهغَسّالَه، عامِل غَسيل
podložka
opvaskemaskineopvaskerpakningvaskekonevaskemaskine
mosó
òvottavélskinna, skífa
tesnenieumývačka
pulrondelâyıkayıcı

washer

[ˈwɒʃəʳ] N
1. (Tech) → arandela f
2. (= washing machine) → lavadora f; (= dishwasher) → lavavajillas m inv

washer

[ˈwɒʃər] nrondelle f, joint mwasher-dryer [ˌwɒʃərˈdraɪər] nlave-linge m séchant

washer

n
(Tech) → Dichtungsring m
(= washing machine)Waschmaschine f (= dishwasher)(Geschirr)spülmaschine f

washer

[ˈwɒʃəʳ] n
a. (Tech) → rondella
b. (washing machine) → lavatrice f

wash

(woʃ) verb
1. to clean (a thing or person, especially oneself) with (soap and) water or other liquid. How often do you wash your hair?; You wash (the dishes) and I'll dry; We can wash in the stream.
2. to be able to be washed without being damaged. This fabric doesn't wash very well.
3. to flow (against, over etc). The waves washed (against) the ship.
4. to sweep (away etc) by means of water. The floods have washed away hundreds of houses.
noun
1. an act of washing. He's just gone to have a wash.
2. things to be washed or being washed. Your sweater is in the wash.
3. the flowing or lapping (of waves etc). the wash of waves against the rocks.
4. a liquid with which something is washed. a mouthwash.
5. a thin coat (of water-colour paint etc), especially in a painting. The background of the picture was a pale blue wash.
6. the waves caused by a moving boat etc. The rowing-boat was tossing about in the wash from the ship's propellers.
ˈwashable adjective
able to be washed without being damaged. Is this dress washable?
ˈwasher noun
1. a person or thing (eg a machine) that washes. They've just bought an automatic dish-washer.
2. a flat ring of rubber, metal etc to keep nuts or joints tight. Our tap needs a new washer.
ˈwashing noun
1. (an) act of cleaning by water. I don't mind washing, but I hate ironing.
2. clothes washed or to be washed. I'll hang the washing out to dry.
ˌwashed-ˈout adjective
1. completely lacking in energy etc. I feel quite washed-out today.
2. (of garments etc) pale, having lost colour as a result of washing. She wore a pair of old, washed-out jeans.
ˈwasherwoman, washerman nouns
a person who is paid to wash clothes.
washcloth noun
(American) a piece of cloth for washing the face or body.
ˈwash-basin noun
a basin in which to wash one's face and hands. We are having a new washbasin installed in the bathroom.
ˈwashing-machine noun
an electric machine for washing clothes. She has an automatic washing-machine.
ˈwashing-powder noun
a powdered detergent used when washing clothes.
ˌwashing-ˈup noun
dishes etc cleaned or to be cleaned after a meal etc. I'll help you with the washing-up.
ˈwashout noun
(an idea, project, person etc which is) a complete failure. She was a complete washout as a secretary.
ˈwashroom noun
a lavatory.
wash up
1. to wash dishes etc after a meal. I'll help you wash up; We've washed the plates up.
2. (American) to wash one's hands and face.
3. to bring up on to the shore. The ship was washed up on the rocks; A lot of rubbish has been washed up on the beach.
References in classic literature ?
For five years she scrubbed the floors in an office building and then got a place as dish washer in a restaurant.
So passed Sunday, and Monday morning he was hard at work, sorting clothes, while Joe, a towel bound tightly around his head, with groans and blasphemies, was running the washer and mixing soft- soap.
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All at once the movement of the crowd going to the meadows, couriers setting out, washers of pavement, purveyors of the royal household, gabbling, scampering shopboys, chariots in motion, hair-dressers on the run, and pages toiling along, this tumult and bustle had surprised him, but without losing any of that impassible and supreme majesty which gives to the eagle and the lion that serene and contemptuous glance amidst the hurrahs and shouts of hunters or the curious.
And I, the long time intimate of John Barleycorn, knew just what he promised me--maggots of fancy, dreams of power, forgetfulness, anything and everything save whirling washers, revolving mangles, humming centrifugal wringers, and fancy starch and interminable processions of duck trousers moving in steam under my flying iron.
5 gross HP** engine, the new pressure washer is designed to give contractors enough power for any cleaning job, including prepping exterior siding for paint.
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Growing companies across the country require the latest pressure washer technology to maintain their machines and ensure optimal productivity within their operations.
No injuries were reported by those complaining of the faulty GE washers, the commission said, although the washer's basket can separate during use and break the washer's top panel.
The operator's manual tells you to use the washer and blower during your weekly PMCS.
For this reason, the cost of a top-load washer will far exceed the cost of a front-load washer over its useful life.
The pawn shop owner agreed to trade a wringer washer for the rifle.