whizzer

noun

whiz·​zer ˈ(h)wi-zər How to pronounce whizzer (audio)
: one that whizzes
especially : a centrifugal machine for drying something (such as grain, sugar, or nitrated cotton)

Examples of whizzer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The combination feeds the V-6 and the electric whizzer directly into the transmission. John Pearley Huffman, Car and Driver, 22 Sep. 2020 Cain got a glove up and deflected Carlos Gonzalez’s whizzer at his ear, and shortstop Kelby Tomlinson picked up the carom for a forceout that stranded the bases loaded in the third. Andrew Baggarly, The Mercury News, 17 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whizzer was in 1851

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“Whizzer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whizzer. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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