Part of speech: noun

One who, or that which, washes.

Part of speech: noun

Mech. A small flat perforated disk, as for placing beneath a nut.

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Usage examples "washer":

  1. When, therefore, such a pin passes through the nut, lost motion must be taken up by placing an additional or a thicker washer behind the nut. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. Got my job as chief cook and bottle washer with the handsome Chester Hunt and will cook dinner for him tomorrow evening. - "Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman", Emma Speed Sampson.
  3. Are you reflecting on the washer- up, Mr. MacCann? - "The Magnetic North", Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond).