Spreader meaning

sprĕdər
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One that spreads, as:
  • A butter knife.
  • A farm or garden implement for scattering fertilizer or seed.
  • A device, such as a bar, for keeping wires or stays apart.
  • (nautical) A horizontal support used to spread shrouds on a mast.
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A person or thing that spreads.
  • A small, dull knife for spreading butter, etc.
  • A contrivance for scattering or applying something.
    A fertilizer spreader.
  • A device, as a bar, for keeping wires, stays, etc. apart.
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An object or person who spreads.
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A spacer or device for keeping two objects apart.
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A device used to spread bulk material.

James put grass seed on the lawn with a seed spreader.

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A knife or spatula used to distribute a substance such as butter or jelly.

Ellen used a spreader to butter her bagel.

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(nautical) A horizontal athwartships spar attached to the mast of a sailboat in order to extend the shrouds away from the mast.
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A machine for combining and drawing fibers of flax to form a sliver preparatory to spinning.
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