Dishwasher Dish"wash`er, n. 1. One who, or that which, washes dishes. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A European bird; the wagtail. [1913 Webster]

3. an electrical appliance[4] which washes tableware automatically by directing powerful streams of hot soapy water at the items from multiple jets. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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