distributor bar

distributor

[dih-strib-yuh-ter]
noun
1.
a person or thing that distributes.
2.
Commerce.
a.
a person, firm, etc., engaged in the general distribution or marketing of some article or class of goods.
b.
a wholesaler who has exclusive rights to market, within a given territory, the goods of a manufacturer or company.
3.
Automotive, Machinery. a device in a multicylinder engine that distributes the igniting voltage to the spark plugs in a definite sequence.
4.
Printing.
a.
(in a press) one of the rollers for spreading ink on the table, rolling it to a proper consistency, and transferring it to rollers that ink the form or plate.
b.
Also called distributor bar. (in a Linotype) a bar with keylike cuts along its length, for sorting matrices into their proper magazines after type has been cast.


Origin:
1520–30; < Late Latin distribūtor. See distribute, -tor

subdistributor, noun
underdistributor, noun
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distributor or distributer (dɪˈstrɪbjʊtə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that distributes
2.  a wholesaler or middleman engaged in the distribution of a category of goods, esp to retailers in a specific area
3.  the device in a petrol engine that distributes the high-tension voltage to the sparking plugs in the sequence of the firing order
 
distributer or distributer
 
n

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