What does washer mean?

Definitions for washer
ˈwɒʃ ər, ˈwɔ ʃərwash·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. washernoun

    someone who washes things for a living

  2. washernoun

    seal consisting of a flat disk placed to prevent leakage

  3. washer, automatic washer, washing machinenoun

    a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically


  1. washernoun

    Something that washes; especially an appliance such as a washing machine or dishwasher.

  2. washernoun

    A person who washes for a living; (if female:) a washerwoman.

  3. washernoun

    A flat disk, placed beneath a nut or at some joint, to distribute pressure, alleviate friction or prevent leakage.

  4. washernoun

    A face cloth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Washernoun

    one who, or that which, washes

    Etymology: [AS. wscere.]

  2. Washernoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. wscere.]

  3. Washernoun

    a fitting, usually having a plug, applied to a cistern, tub, sink, or the like, and forming the outlet opening

    Etymology: [AS. wscere.]

  4. Washernoun

    the common raccoon

    Etymology: [AS. wscere.]

  5. Washernoun

    same as Washerwoman, 2

    Etymology: [AS. wscere.]


  1. Washer

    A washer is a thin plate with a hole that is normally used to distribute the load of a threaded fastener, such as a screw or nut. Other uses are as a spacer, spring, wear pad, preload indicating device, locking device, and to reduce vibration. Washers usually have an outer diameter about twice the width of their inner diameter. Washers are usually metal or plastic. High quality bolted joints require hardened steel washers to prevent the loss of pre-load due to Brinelling after the torque is applied. Rubber or fiber gaskets used in taps to stop the flow of water are sometimes referred to colloquially as washers; but, while they may look similar, washers and gaskets are usually designed for different functions and made differently. Washers are also important for preventing galvanic corrosion, particularly by insulating steel screws from aluminium surfaces. The origin of the word is unknown; the first recorded use of the word was in 1346, however the first time its definition was recorded was in 1611.

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  1. hawser, rewash, whares

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of washer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of washer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of washer in a Sentence

  1. Lindsey McIver:

    Early Tuesday morning we were woken up by our four-year-old son who was crying so hard he could barely talk, as I was trying to understand what he was saying, my husband flew out of bed and down the stairs. It was then that the realization hit. He had said: Kloe. Inside. Washer.

  2. Sheila Hatfield:

    I just looked down and I saw this old rusty washer covered in gunk and I’m like, 'ew!'.

  3. Paul Dawson:

    You want to change that towel every few days. If you have multiple towels, just throw one in the washer and get a new one, and for sponges, microwaving them might be a better way to sanitize them than just putting antimicrobial liquid on them.

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  • غسالةArabic
  • podložka, pradlenaCzech
  • Wäscher, Scheibe, Unterlegscheibe, Wäscherin, Waschfrau, WaschlappenGerman
  • zapata, paño, lavavajillas, lavarropas, toallita, arandela, lavadora, lavandera, manopla, juntaSpanish
  • zirrindolaBasque
  • aluslevy, pesulappu, pesijä, pesukone, prikka, pesuri, rikka, pesinFinnish
  • laveuse, laveur, rondelleFrench
  • washaHausa
  • lavatrice, rondella, lavastoviglieItalian
  • 洗濯女, 座金, 洗濯機Japanese
  • paplāksneLatvian
  • wasmachine, vaatwasserDutch
  • vaskemaskin, stoppskive, oppvaskmaskin, skive, vasker, vaskehjelp, ansiktsklut, vaskekoneNorwegian
  • praczka, podkładkaPolish
  • lavadeiro, arruela, lavadorPortuguese
  • șaibăRomanian
  • прачка, шайбаRussian
  • práčkaSlovak
  • bricka, packning, tvätterska, tvättmaskinSwedish
  • праляUkrainian

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