AskDefine | Define washer

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who washes things for a living
2 seal consisting of a flat disk placed to prevent leakage
3 a home appliance for washing clothes and linens automatically [syn: automatic washer, washing machine]

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. Something that washes; especially an appliance such as a washing machine or dishwasher.
  2. A person who washes for a living; a washerwoman.
  3. A flat disk, placed beneath a nut or at some joint, to distribute pressure, relieve friction or prevent leakage.
  4. A face cloth.


something that washes
person who washes for a living; washerwoman
flat disk
face cloth

Extensive Definition

The word washer may refer to one of the following:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aquamanile, automatic dishwasher, basin, bath, bathtub, bidet, dishpan, dishwasher, dishwiper, dry cleaner, ewer, finger bowl, kitchen sink, launderer, laundress, laundryman, laundrywoman, lavabo, lavatory, piscina, pot-walloper, scullery maid, scullion, shower, shower bath, shower curtain, shower head, shower room, shower stall, showers, sink, tub, wash barrel, wash boiler, washbasin, washbowl, washdish, washerman, washerwife, washerwoman, washing machine, washing pot, washpot, washstand, washtub
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