shredder [shred-er] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a person or thing that shreds.
  2. a machine for destroying secret or private documents by shredding them.
  3. any of various devices used to shred crops, vegetables, wood, metal, etc.

Origin of shredder First recorded in 1565–75; shred + -er1 Examples from the Web for shredder Contemporary Examples of shredder

  • But the theme was universal; King likes to take your typical family unit and put it through a shredder.

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  • Historical Examples of shredder

  • These stalks may always be saved by the use of the husker and shredder.

    Agriculture for Beginners

    Charles William Burkett

  • They were to be put forthwith through the company’s shredder.

    Judgments of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand on Proceedings to Review Aspects of the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Erebus Aircraft Disaster

    Sir Owen Woodhouse, R. B. Cooke, Ivor L. M. Richardson, Duncan Wallace McMullin, and Sir Edward Somers

  • Corn after being matured and cut can be put in shocks and left thus until dry enough to run through the husker and shredder.

    Agriculture for Beginners

    Charles William Burkett

  • The shredder and husker turns the hitherto useless cornstalk into food, and at the same time husks, or shucks, the corn.

    Agriculture for Beginners

    Charles William Burkett

  • This means a Strong-breasted one, the Pourer or Shredder forth of spiritual and temporal blessings.

    The Bible Book by Book

    Josiah Blake Tidwell

  • Word Origin and History for shredder n.

    1570s, agent noun from shred (v.). In the paper disposal sense from 1950.

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