from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that shreds.
- n. A device used for shredding documents, often as a security measure to prevent unapproved persons from reading them.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A machine that tears up objects into smaller pieces, especially a paper shredder or garbage shredder.
- n. A program that overwrites deleted data to prevent recovery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A machine for cutting into shreds or short slivers the stalks, leaves, and husks of ripe corn-plants in making stover or shredded fodder for cattle. It is a large and complicated power-machine resembling in general appearance a threshing-machine, and is often called a husker and shredder. The stalks of corn, with the ears, are fed to the machine, which removes and husks the ears, cuts the stalks into short pieces, shreds the stalks, leaves, and husks, cleans them from dust, and delivers the shredded product to a stacker or to a baling-press.
- n. A machine for shredding whole wheat into long filaments or shreds. It consists essentially of pairs of steel rolls, one having a finely fluted face, placed above a traveling conveyer. Prepared whole wheat is fed between each pair of rolls and is torn into long threads that fall upon the conveyer and are conveyed to cutting-knives which divide them into cakes ready for baking.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device that shreds documents (usually in order to prevent the wrong people from reading them)
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To treat government spending as if it involves feeding money into a paper shredder is to ignore that principle: Money Is Neither Created Nor Destroyed.
The data shredder is free, so you get what you pay for, and since it's free, then it's probably as good as it's going to get.
The shredder is a hell of a lot more cost-effective.
The only thing I couldn't get into the shredder was the huge roll of blueprints for the Convention Center in Miami, but because the Republicans would be using it too, and there was no longer a plan in existence to sabotage the air-conditioning units to which the blueprints could be linked, I thought it safe to leave them in the office.
This week, Iron City will be buying scrap known as shredder feed, which includes common household appliances, for $13 per 100 pounds.
For assuring your privacy, a shredder is the first action.
To date I've rescued villagers while flying around on a dragon, collected lumber at the controls of a machine known as a shredder, battled the undead in a tank, taken on a titan while sat atop a giant, and ridden a torpedo into the side of an enemy ship, to name but a few.
Frank didn't specify whether using the shredder was a result of last week's mishap, and employees at the Nashua branch declined to comment.
That means sampling has to be a kind of shredder -- the equivalent of when you throw away your credit card bill and put it through.
Each "shredder" will get a ticket for a drawing to be held following the Shred Party after 1 p.m. and the winner will receive a Omnitech Crosscut Shredder.