washer

noun

wash·​er ˈwȯ-shər How to pronounce washer (audio)
ˈwä-
1
: a flat thin ring or a perforated plate used in joints or assemblies to ensure tightness, prevent leakage, or relieve friction
2
: one that washes
especially : washing machine

Examples of washer in a Sentence

We bought a new washer and dryer.
Recent Examples on the Web Cotton is a good option that can usually be tossed in the washer. Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Mar. 2024 The washer has four tips to pressure wash most areas outside your home – windows included! Nora Colomer, Fox News, 8 Mar. 2024 And his start in the snack business came as a truck washer. Sydney Lake, Fortune, 15 Feb. 2024 Ideal for use on tabletops, beds, and washers or dryers, this mat turns any hard surface into an ironing surface. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 6 Feb. 2024 But a lot of the folks are individual independent businesses—like, for example, a window washer or a landscaper, a small business in a local community—and those are much harder to automate. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 12 Mar. 2024 This is the first time that washer and dryer standards have been updated in more than a decade, a step Mauer said is long overdue. Tik Root / Grist, Quartz, 4 Mar. 2024 Its thick, 100% Turkish cotton material soaks up water instantly and can be thrown in your washer and dryer to prevent any mildew or odors. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 4 Mar. 2024 The primary suite has a marble fireplace, two bathrooms and a washer and dryer. The Arizona Republic, 29 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of washer was in the 14th century

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“Washer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washer. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

washer

noun
wash·​er ˈwȯsh-ər How to pronounce washer (audio)
ˈwäsh-
1
: a ring (as of metal) used to make something fit tightly or to prevent rubbing
2
: one that washes
especially : washing machine

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