dishwasher

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dishwasher a machine for washing dishes
    • n dishwasher someone who washes dishes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A small drip from a faucet can waste up to 50 gallons of water daily, which is enough water to run a dishwasher twice on a full cycle
    • Dishwasher (Zoöl) A European bird; the wagtail.
    • Dishwasher an electrical appliance{4} which washes tableware automatically by directing powerful streams of hot soapy water at the items from multiple jets.
    • Dishwasher One who, or that which, washes dishes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Approximately 10.5 gallons of water is used in a dishwasher. Washing the dishes by hand can use up to 20 gallons of water
    • n dishwasher One who washes dishes.
    • n dishwasher The pied wagtail, Motacilla lugubris.
    • n dishwasher The grinder, or restless flycatcher, Seisura inquieta. See Seisura.
    • n dishwasher A machine for cleaning and washing plates, dishes, etc. It consists essentially of a large vessel kept full of boiling water charged with soap-powder. The crockery is placed in a large galvanized wire basket suspended by a chain from a crane and lowered into the water. Power is applied to large revolving paddles or agitators that keep the hot soapy water in violent motion through the basket, completely washing the contents. The soiled water is removed and clean water added as fast as required. The machine has a capacity of many hundreds of dishes an hour. When the dishes are washed the basket is raised out of the water, swung round on the crane and lowered for a moment into clean, hot water. On taking the basket out of the rinsing water the dishes dry quickly from the heat to which they have been subjected.
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Usage

In literature:

There's another good passage in Professor Latimer, where he points out the philosophical value of dishwashing.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
The Pote finished his dishwashing and joined us, pulling on an old Tuxedo jacket.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
She then departed to finish her dishwashing.
"Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman" by Emma Speed Sampson
His needs were few, and there should be dishwashing jobs, at least, somewhere in the city.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey
Dishwashing, scouring and cleaning of every description were done by machinery.
"Mizora: A Prophecy" by Mary E. Bradley
A second committee took charge of serving the meal; a third, of the clearing away and dishwashing.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
If she does, you and I will have a position as dishwasher.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
As Elizabeth helped Liza Ann with her dishwashing after supper, John Hunter came in.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
If time has any value, the economy of it in dishwashing alone is worth considering.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
Who washes the dishes, inside the dishwasher?
"FreeChildrenStories.com Collection" by Daniel Errico
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In news:

We've installed a dishwasher in an opening a little less than 34 inches tall.
Dishwasher 's Jammed Water Pump Blamed on Bug.
Dishwasher 's jammed drain pump William K. One recent morning, I opened my dishwasher expecting to find clean, dry dishes, but instead I saw that the water had not drained.
He bought more than $8,000 in merchandise, including a GE refrigerator like the one pictured, a dishwasher , and a microwave.
Whirlpool Corp.'s Maytag unit is recalling about 1.7 million dishwashers because of a fire hazard.
The recall includes Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, Performa by Maytag and Crosley brand dishwashers with plastic tubs.
Arçelik Calls Dishwasher Most Economical in the World Sep 7, 2010 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Arçelik designed the 62107 HIT Economist to be the most economical dishwasher in the world, consuming 30% less energy than Europe's A Energy Class.
Dishwashing brand launches bright new refill packaging.
4-Plex, 2 BD, 1 BA, stove, fridge, Dishwasher, W/D, no pets, Pleasant Hill, 816-217-7142 or 816-540-3937.
Clean your dishwasher filter .
Through a new Fisher & Paykel promotion, consumers in the United States or Canada who purchase a dishwasher, refrigerator, or washing machine will protect 20 square meters of rainforest.
Okabashi shoes and sandals typically last two to four years, are machine washable/dishwasher-safe, and are 100 recyclable.
Turn off the lights, lower the thermostat, and make sure the dishwasher is not leaking.
CNN's Jim Boulden explains the European Central Bank's actions using dirty coffee cups and a dishwasher.
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