1. One who, or that which, washes.
2. A ring of metal, leather, or other material, or a perforated plate, used for various purposes, as around a bolt or screw to form a seat for the head or nut, or around a wagon axle to prevent endwise motion of the hub of the wheel and relieve friction, or in a joint to form a packing, etc.
4. (Science: zoology) The common raccoon.
5. (Science: zoology) same as washerwoman.
Origin: AS. Waescere.