Definition of gritter in English:



  • A vehicle or machine for spreading grit and often salt on roads in icy or potentially icy weather.

    • ‘Last winter's spell of severe weather has meant gritters were on the roads more often than usual, leading to an overspend of £100,000.’
    • ‘Salt is corrosive, so the vehicles are carefully calibrated to ensure that only the amount of salt necessary for the expected road conditions is actually spread by the gritters.’
    • ‘But some angry drivers contacted the Telegraph & Argus to complain they had not seen gritters and that some roads were barely passable.’
    • ‘She said they were monitoring the weather and gritters would be out on key routes around the city at the first sign of a return to cold conditions.’
    • ‘Croydon Council's road gritters were out in force ensuring all of Croydon's main roads and the majority of secondary and tertiary routes were gritted.’