One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A device or substance used to seal something, especially with a hermetic or an impervious seal.
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- ‘After sufficient curing the new grout should be sealed with a good penetrating sealer.’
- ‘The grout can then be sealed with penetrating grout sealers to minimize future stain problems.’
- ‘We've also put epoxy sealers on the cement floors, which keeps dust down.’
- ‘For already painted drywall surfaces, sand repaired areas and spot prime with a quality latex wall sealer.’
- ‘According to experts, linoleum must be protected with a water-based sealer / finish.’
- ‘Chipping the concrete protects against the possibility that a concrete sealer had been applied without your knowledge.’
- ‘Application of an acrylic concrete sealer is a relatively easy two-step process.’
- ‘One coat of a penetrating sealer can give satisfactory performance, but two coats are generally better.’
- ‘Depending on the type of masonry sealer, some will also work to seal concrete slabs.’
- ‘Before staining, you may want to apply a special wood sealer to the flooring.’
- ‘The sleeve is mounted on a standard match barrel by threading and epoxy sealers.’
- ‘Masonry sealers are not intended for use on asphalt, glazed ceramic tile or on wooden surfaces.’
- ‘Some wood sealers are colored and stain and seal the floor in one application.’
- ‘Do not use sanding sealer before using a polyurethane finish.’
- ‘The first time I used a water-based sealer that turned a milky color after 3 months.’
- ‘Waxes or acrylic sealers are commonly used for this.’
- ‘Penetrating sealers can be brushed, sprayed, or rolled into the surface.’
- ‘The other alternative is to use a concrete sealer on the exposed surfaces.’
- ‘For plaster surfaces, use acrylic or latex wall sealer.’
- ‘Dry thoroughly, then apply an acrylic sealer or three coats of lemon oil.’
2Canadian A jar with a hermetic seal designed to preserve food such as fruit, pickles, and jams.
A ship or person engaged in hunting seals.
- ‘Sealers came from all over the world to exploit the animal resources on the islands from 1803.’
- ‘Shipped from England to Port Jackson, he served seven years for theft, but later became a sealer, earning enough to buy into his first ship.’
- ‘Those reports also found a wide readership among other explorers, and the southern ocean soon teemed with whalers and sealers from all over the world.’
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