padder

noun (1)
pad·der | \ˈpadə(r), ˈpaad-\
plural -s

Definition of padder 

(Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

padder

noun (2)
\"\
plural -s

Definition of padder (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a person or a machine that pads: such as

a(1) : a worker that makes sheets of paper into pads

(2) : a worker that places ordered tobacco leaves in boxes or on a conveyor for removal of stems

(3) : a worker that sews padding material into garments (as coats)

b : a dyeing machine consisting of rolls mounted over a trough for padding fabrics

2 : a radio set circuit element (as a condenser) used to adjust the tuning of a circuit (as on the local oscillator of a superheterodyne receiver)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for padder

Noun (1)

pad entry 4 + -er

Noun (2)

pad entry 2 + -er

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about padder

Dictionary Entries near padder

Padda

padded cell

padded soap

padder

paddier

paddiest

padding

Statistics for padder

Look-up Popularity

Comments on padder

What made you want to look up padder? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!