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 One of the 14, a ewe, was a chronic shedder identified in 2020, but was not shedding this fall. Jayson Jacoby, oregonlive, 1 Jan. 2022 Instead of drawing attention to the tear-shedder, Jakub — who is based in Charlottesville and frequently works with combat veterans — makes eye contact and offers a meaningful nod. Washington Post, 22 Oct. 2021 The fastest shedder gathers 10 plus-sized women interested in losing weight and puts them through rigorous training on TV. CNN, 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, 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, 8 June 2018 And some people simply seem to be naturally superior shedders. Katie Worth, WIRED, 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, 30 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of shedder

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

7 Jan 2022

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“Shedder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shedder. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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