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English Dictionary: washer by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
washer
n
  1. someone who washes things for a living
  2. seal consisting of a flat disk placed to prevent leakage
  3. a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically
    Synonym(s): washer, automatic washer, washing machine
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Washer \Wash"er\, n. [AS. w[91]scere.]
      1. One who, or that which, washes.
  
      2. A ring of metal, leather, or other material, or a
            perforated plate, used for various purposes, as around a
            bolt or screw to form a seat for the head or nut, or
            around a wagon axle to prevent endwise motion of the hub
            of the wheel and relieve friction, or in a joint to form a
            packing, etc.
  
      3. (Plumbing) A fitting, usually having a plug, applied to a
            cistern, tub, sink, or the like, and forming the outlet
            opening.
  
      4. (Zo[94]l.) The common raccoon.
  
      5. (Zo[94]l.) Same as {Washerwoman}, 2. [Prov. Eng.]
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