Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A device or apparatus for making into a fine mist or spray the particles of liquid fuel which are to forma hydrocarbon vapor to be burned in internal-combustion motors.
  • noun One who or that which discharges spray; specifically, one of a large class of machines for applying liquid insecticides or fungicides to plants, consisting of a pneumatic or hydraulic force-pump and a suitable reservoir and discharge-nozle or spray-tip.

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

  • noun One that sprays; any instrument for vaporizing and spraying liquids.

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

  • noun an object used for spraying, e.g. a spray bottle

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

  • noun a worker who applies spray to a surface
  • noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist

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  • Then, use the hand sprayer from the sink to blast out the (now softened) leftover bits of icing.

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  • Four of the company's sprayer ranges are now produced with the necessary infrastructure to operate the system - the UF mounted and UG and UX trailed sprayers, as well as the SX self-propelled sprayer which is not currently available in Britain.

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  • I'm looking for a pull out spray faucet that has some pressure behind it when you change it to the "sprayer" function.

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  • I'm looking for a pull out spray faucet that has some pressure behind it when you change it to the "sprayer" function.

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  • With at least three hailstorms, relentless humidity and warm, soggy conditions, this was not the season to have your sprayer break down.

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  • He, uh, he tried to plant his fescue there with a damn—I mean darn insecticide sprayer, when he should have been using a seed planter.

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  • The dozen pictures she had shot during a recent bath time -- including a few of Nora rinsing with a handheld shower sprayer -- were, for Cynthia, simply part of the vast photographic record she was keeping of her family's life.

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  • An assistant was washing the body of an old woman with what looked like an industrial-grade vegetable sprayer.

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  • With at least three hailstorms, relentless humidity and warm, soggy conditions, this was not the season to have your sprayer break down.

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