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Meaning of distributor by Wiktionary Dictionary


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    distributor ( plural: distributors )

    1. One who distributes, a thing that distributes .
    2. In an internal combustion engine, the device that distributes current to the spark plugs .

Explanation of distributor by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence

    2. a company that markets merchandise

    3. his company is a large distributor of software products
    4. a person with authority to allot or deal out or apportion

    5. someone who markets merchandise

    Definition of distributor by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Distributor n. [L.] One that distributes; a distributer; specif.: A machine for distributing type. An appliance, as a roller, in a printing press, for distributing ink. An apparatus for distributing an electric current, either to various points in rotation, as in some motors, or along two or more lines in parallel, as in a distributing system.