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Meaning of “shredder” in the English Dictionary

"shredder" in British English

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shreddernoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃred.ər/  us   //
a ​tool or ​machine that is used for ​cutting things into very ​smallpieces: a ​paper/​document/​vegetable shredder Much of the ​documentaryevidence against her had been put through the shredder before she was ​arrested.
(Definition of shredder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shredder" in American English

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shreddernoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃred·ər/
a ​machine used for ​cutting things into very ​smallpieces
(Definition of shredder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shredder" in Business English

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shreddernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈʃredər/ (also paper shredder) WORKPLACE
a ​machine for ​cuttingdocuments into ​smallpieces so that they cannot be read: Put ​papers you no ​longer need in a cross-cut shredder.
(Definition of shredder from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shredder”
in Arabic آلة تَقطيع…
in Korean 슈레더, 파쇄기, 강판…
in Portuguese fragmentadora (de papel), ralador (de legumes)…
in Catalan trituradora, picadora…
in Japanese シュレッダー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粉碎机…
in Chinese (Traditional) 切碎機…
in Italian tritatutto, tritadocumenti…
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