from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which distributes.
  • noun In printing, the appliance in a linotype machine which returns to the magazine for re-use the matrices which have just been used in composition and casting.
  • noun In electricity, a panel, pillar or small switchboard by means of which the various circuits for a building or suite of rooms are connected to the mains.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, distributes or deals out anything; a dispenser.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Obsolete spelling of distributor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
  • noun someone who markets merchandise


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