distributor

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noun dis·trib·u·tor \ di-ˈstri-byü-tər , -byə- \

Definition of distributor

1 :one that distributes
2 :one that markets a commodity; especially :wholesaler
3 :an apparatus for directing the secondary current from the induction coil to the various spark plugs of an engine in their proper firing order

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First Known Use of distributor

1526


DISTRIBUTOR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of distributor for English Language Learners

  • : a person or company that supplies stores or businesses with goods

  • : a device that sends electricity to the spark plugs of an engine


DISTRIBUTOR Defined for Kids

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noun dis·trib·u·tor \ di-ˈstri-byü-tər , -byə- \

Definition of distributor for Students

:a person or company that supplies stores or businesses with goods


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