spreader: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (spred'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that spreads.
  2. a small, dull knife or spatula used for spreading butter, jelly, etc., on bread.
  3. a machine for dispersing bulk material: manure spreader.
  4. a device for spacing or keeping apart two objects, as electric wires.
  5. a strut for spreading shrouds on a mast.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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