Meaning of SPACER in English


I. ˈspāsə(r) noun

( -s )

: one that spaces: as

a. : a device or piece for holding two members at a given distance from each other

trucks which have spacers between dual tires — Motor Transportation in the West

wood spacers holding the sides of a concrete form the proper distance apart

when more than one layer of bars lies at the bottom of a beam or girder the layers are separated by spacers — Theodore Crane

b. : a person or machine that spaces ties at proper intervals in railroad track

c. : a current-reversing device used especially in cable telegraphy to increase speed of transmission

d. : space bar

II. noun

: a region of chromosomal DNA between genes that is not transcribed into messenger RNA and is of uncertain function

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