Wash"er (?), n. [AS. waescere.]

1.

One who, or that which, washes.

2.

A ring of metal, leather, or other material, or a perforated plate, used for various purposes, as around a bolt or screw to form a seat for the head or nut, or around a wagon axle to prevent endwise motion of the hub of the wheel and relieve friction, or in a joint to form a packing, etc.

3. Plumbing

A fitting, usually having a plug, applied to a cistern, tub, sink, or the like, and forming the outlet opening.

4. Zool.

The common raccoon.

5. Zool.

Same as Washerwoman, 2.

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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