Definition of Distributor

1. Noun. Someone who markets merchandise.

Exact synonyms: Distributer
Specialized synonyms: Jobber, Middleman, Wholesaler, Retail Merchant, Retailer, Ship Chandler, Wool Stapler
Generic synonyms: Provider, Supplier
Derivative terms: Distribute, Distribute

2. Noun. A person with authority to allot or deal out or apportion.
Exact synonyms: Allocator
Generic synonyms: Authority
Derivative terms: Allocate, Distribute

3. Noun. A company that markets merchandise. "His company is a large distributor of software products"
Generic synonyms: Company
Specialized synonyms: Direct Mailer, Retail Chain

4. Noun. Electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence.

Definition of Distributor

1. n. One that distributes; a distributer;

Definition of Distributor

1. Noun. One who distributes, a thing that distributes. ¹

2. Noun. In an internal combustion engine, the device that distributes current to the spark plugs. ¹

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Definition of Distributor

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Distributor

distributive analysis
distributive case
distributive lattice
distributive number
distributive shock
distributor (current term)
distributor cam
distributor cap
distributor housing
distributor point
district attorney
district heating
district heating or cooling

Literary usage of Distributor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"(4)—Turn armature in direction of rotation until the distributor arm (DA) is on ... In this instance, by looking at the distributor connections and noting ..."

2. The Open Fire-place in All Ages by John Pickering Putnam (1880)
"Terra-cotta distributor 153 187. Ventilating Chimney 152 188. ... distributor with " Fire on the Hearth VJ8. distributor with "Fire on the Hearth ' 199. ..."

3. The Gasoline Automobile by George William Hobbs (1915)
"The High Tension distributor System.—A typical high tension distributor system is shown in Fig. 147. This system enables a single coil to be used to serve a ..."

4. California and the Oriental: Japanese, Chinese and Hindus by California State Board of Control (1922)
"SEVENTH: The distributor further agrees to use his best efforts and judgment in the marketing of said cantaloupes in order to produce the best results and ..."

5. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1922)
"Contract Between Manufacturer and distributor for Sale of Product—Erection of ... AGREEMENT made between, hereinafter described as the "distributor" and ..."

6. Automotive Ignition Systems by Earl Lester Consoliver, Grover Ira Mitchell (1920)
"The distributor.—As previously explained, the function of the distributor is ... The distributor head or cap has a center terminal which connects with the ..."

7. Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores: A Practical Treatise; Embracing Technical by Henry Forbes Julian, Edgar Smart, A. W. Allen (1921)
"Blaisdell Centrifugal distributor.—This machine is designed to aerate the sand ... A belt tripper is mounted on the carriage that supports the distributor, ..."

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