Definition of “dispenser” - English Dictionary

“dispenser” in American English

See all translations

dispensernoun [ C ]

us /dɪˈspen·sər/

a machine from which you can get an item, usually by putting coins in it.

(Definition of “dispenser” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“dispenser” in Business English

See all translations

dispensernoun [ C ]

uk /dɪˈspensər/ us

a machine or container that you can get something from by pulling a handle or pressing a button:

liquid soap dispensers
automated/automatic dispensers
a drinks/coffee/tape dispenser

→  cash dispenser

a person whose job is to prepare medicines and give or sell them to people:

Pharmacists have long been frustrated with being perceived as mere pill dispensers.

a person or thing that provides something:

The committee is an amalgam of regulatory body, lobby group, and dispenser of information.

(Definition of “dispenser” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)