washer


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to washer: Best Buy

washer

Orthopedics A flattened disk of metal with a central hole used to distribute stress under a screw head to prevent thin cortical bone from splitting; serrated washers are used to affix avulsed ligaments, small avulsion fractures or comminuted fractures to the remainder of the bone.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Optima Inverter Front Load Washer is also equipped with 6th Sense Technology and Intelligent Sensors that help save up to 50% on energy, water and time.
Dun-Rite Sand and Gravel Co., an aggregate producer out of Vineland, N.J., installed a high-pressure washer instead of a log washer two years ago because of its compact size and low energy and water consumption.
BP's Cherry Point Refinery in Washington has developed special procedures that include the washers. According to Mike Marriott of BP: "We were exploring methods to reduce hand injuries associated with having to manually hold back-up tooling in place as studs were being torqued from the opposite side.
(1) Push the center of the shoelace through the hole in one of the washers, forming a loop.
The washers involved in the recall were sold at Best Buy, Sears, The Home Depot and other nationwide department and retail stores from July 2008 and August 2011 at a price ranging from $1,199 and $1,599.
Automatic laboratory glassware washers are designed to clean all types of lab soil, from light to heavy, and offer features and accessories for a broad range of lab glassware and contaminants.
The pressure washer includes a proprietary anti-scale system that maintains the efficiency and integrity of its heating coil.
As for washers, after every 200 hours of use the bearings and seals should be lubricated with a manufacturer-recommended grease.
Under a headline, "Value you can clean up on," a Frigidaire nine-cycle washer was offered for $257.99 after $42 in savings and a three-cycle dryer for $199.99, discounted by $50.
Because washers are used in such a large number of industries--academics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical and veterinary environments, to name a few--they come in an assortment of sizes.
Additional samples were taken after the mill returned to its original washing strategy (with Eop filtrate on the first stage of the DO washer) and the model's predictions were found to be very close to the measured values.
Other ways to save on labor costs with washer extractors, according to Kelly, are: