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spreader

[spred-er] /ˈsprɛd ər/
noun
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.
Nautical. a strut for spreading shrouds on a mast.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; spread + -er1
Related forms
antispreader, noun
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spreader

/ˈsprɛdə/
noun
1.
a machine or device used for scattering bulk materials, esp manure or fertilizer, over a relatively wide area
2.
a device for keeping apart or spacing parallel objects, such as electric wires
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