"shifter" Definition

  1. n. One who, or that which, shifts; one who plays tricks or practices artifice; a cozener.
  2. n. An assistant to the ship's cook in washing, steeping, and shifting the salt provisions.
  3. n. An arrangement for shifting a belt sidewise from one pulley to another.
  4. n. A wire for changing a loop from one needle to another, as in narrowing, etc.

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Position in dictionary: 90068 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "shifter": 1
Words that end with "shifter": 2
Words that contain "shifter": 2
Next words in dictionary: shiftiness, shifting, shiftingly, shiftless, shifty, shiite, shikaree, shikari, shilf, shilfa
Previous words in dictionary: shifted, shiftable, shift, shiff, shieling, shieldtail, shieldless, shielding, shielded, shielddrake

English Dictionary Definition of shifter

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