shedder

noun
shed·​der | \ ˈshe-dər How to pronounce shedder (audio) \

Definition of shedder

: one that sheds something: such as
a : a crab or lobster about to molt
b : a newly molted crab

Examples of shedder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fastest shedder gathers 10 plus-sized women interested in losing weight and puts them through rigorous training on TV. CNN, "'The Fastest Shedder,' the reality show fighting obesity in Nigeria," 6 Apr. 2020 Certain breeds are considered heavy shedders, including dogs with arctic breed-type fur (like huskies), retriever coats and shepherd-y pelts, but any kind of dog will shed. Dr. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Shedding is a normal for dogs; most times no need to be concerned," 8 June 2018 The quantity of hair and the frequency of the cycles shedders go through varies not only by breed type, but by age and lifestyle, too. Dr. Patty Khuly, miamiherald, "Shedding is a normal for dogs; most times no need to be concerned," 8 June 2018 And some people simply seem to be naturally superior shedders. Katie Worth, WIRED, "Framed for Murder By His Own DNA," 19 Apr. 2018 None of them tried to hide their tears, and the public wholeheartedly embraced them — both the tears and the shedders. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "If Lady Gaga (plus Rizzo and Skilling) can cry at work, why not the rest of us?," 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of shedder

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Shedder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shedder. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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