distributor

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

Definition of distributor

  1. 1 :  one that distributes

  2. 2 :  one that markets a commodity; especially :  wholesaler

  3. 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

1526

First Known Use of distributor

1526


DISTRIBUTOR Defined for English Language Learners

distributor

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

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

distributor

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

Definition of distributor for Students

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



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