AskDefine | Define shredder

Dictionary Definition

shredder n : a device that shreds documents (usually in order to prevent the wrong people from reading them)

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A machine that tears up objects into smaller pieces, especially a paper shredder or garbage shredder.
  2. A program that overwrites deleted data to prevent recovery.


a machine that tears up objects into smaller pieces

Extensive Definition

Shred, Shredder, or Shredding may refer to:

Mechanical devices

  • Paper shredder, used in offices to destroy sensitive documents
  • Woodchippers, which can shred wood, brush, etc.
  • Food processor, a kitchen appliance which can shred food
  • Industrial shredder, used in factories to crush concrete filled drums, hard drives, filing cabinets, heavy equipment, etc.


  • Neo-classical metal, a subgenre of heavy metal which occasionally is called "shred metal"
  • Shred guitar, a unique style of electric guitar playing that focuses on quickly executing advanced techniques to increase the speed of the playing, often being utilized in the above-mentioned neo-classical metal




shredder in German: Schredder
shredder in French: Shred (homonymie)
shredder in Dutch: Shredder
shredder in Russian: Шреддер
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