how to pronounce shifter


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shifter is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of shifter in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… is a Shimano di2 shifter it's actually …”

meanings of shifter


  1. A switcher or shunter: a railroad locomotive used for shunting.
  2. A word whose meaning changes depending on the situation, as by deixis.
  3. A spanner with an adjustable jaw size.
  4. A genre of erotica focusing on lycanthropes or other shapeshifters, such as werewolves.
  5. An assistant to the ship's cook in washing, steeping, and shifting the salt provisions.
  6. A shape-shifter, or a person or other being capable of changing their physical form.
  7. One who, or that which, shifts or changes.
  8. An arrangement for shifting a belt sidewise from one pulley to another.
  9. A component used by the rider to control the gearing mechanisms and select the desired gear ratio, usually connected to the derailleur by a mechanical actuation cable.
  10. A person employed to repair the horseways and other passages, and keep them unobstructed.
  11. A wire for changing a loop from one needle to another, as in narrowing, etc.
  12. One who plays tricks or practices artifice; a cozener.

shifter frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word shifter occurs in english on average 0.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics shifter can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that shifter can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) people, society, and culture;

3) transport and travel;

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