spreader

noun spread·er \ ˈspre-dər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of spreader

:one that spreads: such as
a :an implement for scattering material
b :a small knife used especially for spreading butter
c :a device (such as a bar) holding two linear elements (such as lines, guys, rails) apart and usually taut

Examples of spreader in a Sentence

  1. Mosquito are spreaders of disease.

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First Known Use of spreader

15th century


SPREADER Defined for English Language Learners

spreader

noun

Definition of spreader for English Language Learners

  • : a person or thing that spreads something


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