from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person employed to sort.
  • n. A machine made to sort.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, sorts.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who separates and arranges: as, a letter-sorter; a money -sorter.
  • n. A spelling of sort o', for sort of: see under sort, n., and compare kinder.

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

  • n. a clerk who sorts things (as letters at the post office)
  • n. a machine for sorting things (such as punched cards or letters) into classes


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sort +‎ -er


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