noun 1. distributor.
distributor or distributer
1. a person or thing that distributes.
a) person, firm,etc.,engaged in the general distribution or marketing of some article or class of goods.
b) wholesaler who has exclusive rights to market, within a given territory, the goods of a manufacturer or company.
3. Automotive, Machinery. a device in a multi cylinder engine that distributes the igniting voltage to the spark plugs in a definite sequence.
a) (in a press) one of the rollers for spreading ink on the table, rolling it
b) to a proper consistency, and transferring it to rollers that ink the form or plate.
c) Also called distributor bar. (in a Linotype) a bar with key like cuts along its length, for sorting matrices into their proper magazines after type has been cast.
Origin of distributor
1520-30; < Late Latin distribūtor. See distribute, -tor
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