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One that spreads, as:
a. A butter knife.
b. A farm or garden implement for scattering fertilizer or seed.
c. A device, such as a bar, for keeping wires or stays apart.
d. Nautical A horizontal support used to spread shrouds on a mast.
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1. (Agriculture) a machine or device used for scattering bulk materials, esp manure or fertilizer, over a relatively wide area
2. a device for keeping apart or spacing parallel objects, such as electric wires
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. one that spreads.
2. a small knife or spatula for spreading butter or the like.
3. a machine for dispersing bulk material.
4. a device for keeping apart two objects, as electric wires.
5. a strut for spreading shrouds on a mast.
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|Noun||1.||spreader - a hand tool for spreading something; "he used his knife as a spreader"|
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
|2.||spreader - a mechanical device for scattering something (seed or fertilizer or sand etc.) in all directions|
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
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2. (Agr) → esparcidor m
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