From King Dictionary of Contemporary English dishwasher dish‧wash‧er / ˈdɪʃˌwɒʃə $ -ˌwɒːʃər, -ˌwɑː- / ●●○ noun [countable ] 1 DFU a machine that washes dishes 2 especially American English someone whose job is to wash dirty dishes, plates etc, especially in a restaurant Examples from the Corpus dishwasher • Better yet, send the utensils through a full dishwasher cycle. • Simply remove the unit door and the dishwasher slips into place. • Clouds of steam from the dishwasher filled the room when the going got heavy. • They were the only dishes there, and I thought about putting them in the dishwasher but decided that would be wrong. • They were standing in the kitchen loading the dishwasher and putting the salads in the fridge when a picture caught her eye. • On the contrary - it uses up the time we've saved with the dishwasher and the vacuum cleaner. • Could they go without their dishwashers and washing machines?