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Distributor   /dɪstrˈɪbjətər/   Listen

Someone who markets merchandise.  Synonym: distributer.
A person with authority to allot or deal out or apportion.  Synonym: allocator.
A company that markets merchandise.
Electrical device that distributes voltage to the spark plugs of a gasoline engine in the order of the firing sequence.  Synonyms: distributer, electrical distributor.

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"Distributor" Quotes from Famous Books

... the doctor, "if you will explain to the boys what is to become of them in the next hour, I will go and see about the fair distributor of the favours—and then I suppose we shall ...
— Say and Seal, Volume I • Susan Warner

... Benjamin, Hotze stated that in addition to maintaining the Index, he furnished news items and editorials to various London papers, had seven paid writers on these papers, and was a pretty constant distributor of "boxes of cigars imported from Havana ... American whiskey and other articles." He added: "It is, of course, out of the question to give vouchers." (Hotze Papers MS. Letter Book. Hotze to Benjamin, No. 19, March 14, 1863.) In Hotze's cash book one of his regular payees was Percy Gregg who afterwards ...
— Great Britain and the American Civil War • Ephraim Douglass Adams

... mentioned. Sergt. Shales, R.E., and another signaller went from 18th Infantry Brigade Headquarters to a distributor station 400 yards distant during the full force of the bombardment, sorted out and tested wires in the open, and thus established communication between the front trenches and Battalion Headquarters. The burying and connecting up of the cable was to have ...
— A Short History of the 6th Division - Aug. 1914-March 1919 • Thomas Owen Marden

... possible for an official known to be connected with the Government to divest himself of the influence inseparable from such a connection, more especially when his strong political bias was well known, and when he presented himself at the poll as a distributor of deeds among the voters? The mere fact of a conference on such a subject between the head of the Government and a subordinate is in itself a ...
— The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1 • John Charles Dent

... chance that it happened to be going back to Leesville, for Jimmie had no longer any interest in that city. When the car came to the barn, he got out and wandered aimlessly, until he happened to pass a saloon where he had been accustomed to meet Jerry Coleman, distributor of ten-dollar bills. Jimmie went in and ordered a drink of whisky; he did not tell the saloon-keeper what had happened, but took the drink to a table and sat down by himself. When he had finished, he ordered another, ...
— Jimmie Higgins • Upton Sinclair

... a dark face. If I didn't know you to be an automobile distributor expert, I would suspect you of being a security police agent." She shook her head. "Not a date. If by that you mean another man. There is a meeting that ...
— Freedom • Dallas McCord Reynolds

Words linked to "Distributor" :   electrical device, ship chandler, direct mailer, company, ignition system, point, wholesaler, capacitor, retail merchant, authority, rotor, condenser, wool stapler, jobber, middleman, electrical condenser, retail chain, supplier, distribute, ignition, retailer, capacitance, provider, breaker point

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