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Crusher \Crush"er\ (-?r), n. One who, or that which, crushes.

Crusher gauge, an instrument for measuring the explosive force of gunpowder, etc., by its effect in compressing a piece of metal.


n. 1 Someone or something that crushes. 2 A machine designed to crush rocks. 3 (context slang English) A policeman.


n. a device that crushes something


A crusher is a machine designed to reduce large rocks into smaller rocks, gravel, or rock dust.

Crushers may be used to reduce the size, or change the form, of waste materials so they can be more easily disposed of or recycled, or to reduce the size of a solid mix of raw materials (as in rock ore), so that pieces of different composition can be differentiated. Crushing is the process of transferring a force amplified by mechanical advantage through a material made of molecules that bond together more strongly, and resist deformation more, than those in the material being crushed do. Crushing devices hold material between two parallel or tangent solid surfaces, and apply sufficient force to bring the surfaces together to generate enough energy within the material being crushed so that its molecules separate from (fracturing), or change alignment in relation to (deformation), each other. The earliest crushers were hand-held stones, where the weight of the stone provided a boost to muscle power, used against a stone anvil. Querns and mortars are types of these crushing devices.

Crusher (disambiguation)

A crusher is a machine designed to reduce large solid chunks of raw material into smaller ones.

Crusher or The Crusher may also refer to:

Crusher (robot)

Crusher is a autonomous off-road Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle developed by researchers at the Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center for DARPA. It is a follow up on the previous Spinner vehicle. DARPA's technical name for the crusher is Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle and Perceptor Integration System, and the whole project is known by the acronym UPI, which stands for Unmanned Ground Combat Vehicle PerceptOR Integration.

Crusher (comics)

Crusher is the name of three fictional supervillains appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Usage examples of "crusher".

As rippling waves from the second hurricane of energy struck Carida and cracked the planet open, the Sun Crusher accelerated far beyond its red lines along the preprogrammed escape route.

It can be scraped from the inside of the container, chipped or scraped from a block of flavored ice, made in a crusher, or produced in an ice-cream machine.

Crusher was already pushing her way inside, and Deanna reluctantly followed.

Also, manmade burrows where crusher gauges had been buried and standing pipes with crystal gauges and threaded stakes of electrical wire running from South-10,000 to the tower base.

He had sometimes thought of buying a small plot of land and leaving it as an inheritance to one of his parishioners on condition that a sheltered corner be reserved for his car to rest in, but there was not one parishioner whom he could trust to carry out his wish, and in any case a slow death by rust could not be avoided and perhaps a crusher at a scrapyard would be a more merciful end.

Crusher, Ogawa, and the chubby Tellarite doctor, Pelagof, opened their medical tricorders, while Data stepped to the ops console.

Jean-Luc Picard rushed down the corridor leading to Transporter Room One, where Beverly Crusher and the crew of the Neptune were under arrest.

With a tremendous force of will, Beverly Crusher rushed out of the room and banged a wall panel to shut the door behind her.

A Concorde-Napier six-wheeler with hand-assembled coachwork and polished brass trim stood beside a Fragg Crusher with multiple treads and animal pelts hanging from its mast and roll bars.

Crusher raced into the children’s ward, Ogawa close behind her, to find Troi backed against a row of empty, child-sized biobeds, her hand over her heart.

Since the unconscious ambassador would clearly not fit within the standard surgical support frame, Crusher was forced to rely on the overhead cluster of biofunction sensors.

The bomber hit the warm waters of the Celebes Sea with the force of a car crusher, killing the crew instantly.

The rock crushers worked continuously throughout the planet’s twenty-six-hour day, but they could never supply enough chippings to stabilize the expanding city’s quagmire roads.

Pierce said, "is the very question the crushers will be asking themselves.

He immediately saw the two crushers lurking at opposite corners of the street.