noun Date: 1526 1. one that distributes 2. one that markets a commodity; especially wholesaler 3. an apparatus for directing the secondary current from the induction coil to the various spark plugs of an engine in their proper firing order

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  • Distributor — Dis*trib u*tor, n. [L.] One that distributes; a distributer; specif.: (a) A machine for distributing type. (b) An appliance, as a roller, in a printing press, for distributing ink. (c) An apparatus for distributing an electric current, either to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distributor — 1520s, distributer (Latinized form is from 1570s), agent noun from L. distribuere (see DISTRIBUTION (Cf. distribution)). As a part in an internal combustion engine, from 1905 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • distributor — ► NOUN 1) an agent who supplies goods to retailers. 2) a device in a petrol engine for passing electric current to each spark plug in turn …   English terms dictionary

  • distributor — [di strib′yoot ər] n. a person or thing that distributes; specif., ☆ a) an agent or business firm that distributes goods to consumers or dealers ☆ b) a device for distributing electric current to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine so that they… …   English World dictionary

  • Distributor — This article is about the engine component. For other uses, see Distributor (disambiguation). Typical distributor with distributor cap Also visible are mounting/drive shaft (bottom), vacuum advance unit (right) and capacitor (centre) A… …   Wikipedia

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