shredder

[shred-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that shreds.
2.
a machine for destroying secret or private documents by shredding them.
3.
any of various devices used to shred crops, vegetables, wood, metal, etc.

Origin:
1565–75; shred + -er1

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shred (ʃrɛd)
 
n
1.  a long narrow strip or fragment torn or cut off
2.  a very small piece or amount; scrap
 
vb , shreds, shredding, shredded, shred
3.  (tr) to tear or cut into shreds
 
[Old English scread; related to Old Norse skrjōthr torn-up book, Old High German scrōt cut-off piece; see scroll, shroud, screed]
 
'shredder
 
n

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Example sentences
Your file was immediately tossed into the paper shredder along with hundreds of
  other losers.
Whole leaves tend to mat, so chop them with a shredder or lawn mower.
If you want to recycle leaves for compost or mulch, rake them up and run them
  through a shredder.
Only good when someone grapples with an underfed animal or overactive shredder.
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