What does washer mean?

Definitions for washerˈwɒʃ ər, ˈwɔ ʃər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word washer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. washer(noun)

    someone who washes things for a living

  2. washer(noun)

    seal consisting of a flat disk placed to prevent leakage

  3. washer, automatic washer, washing machine(noun)

    a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically


  1. washer(Noun)

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

  2. washer(Noun)

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

  3. washer(Noun)

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

  4. washer(Noun)

    A face cloth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Washer(noun)

    one who, or that which, washes

  2. Washer(noun)

    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. Washer(noun)

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

  4. Washer(noun)

    the common raccoon

  5. Washer(noun)

    same as Washerwoman, 2

  6. Origin: [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.

Anagrams for washer »

  1. hawser, rewash, whares


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sheila Hatfield:

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

Images & Illustrations of washer

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Translations for washer

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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