Definitions for: Distributor


[n] electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence
[n] a company that markets merchandise; "his company is a large distributor of software products"
[n] a person with authority to allot or deal out or apportion
[n] someone who markets merchandise



Webster (1913) Definition: 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 various points in rotation, as in some motors, or
along two or more lines in parallel, as in a distributing
system.

Synonyms: allocator, distributer, distributer, electrical distributor

See Also: authority, breaker point, capacitance, capacitor, company, condenser, direct mailer, distributor cam, distributor cap, distributor point, electrical condenser, electrical device, ignition, ignition system, jobber, middleman, point, provider, retail chain, retail merchant, retailer, rotor, ship chandler, supplier, wholesaler, wool stapler

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