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Another word for filler

  1. Waste material

      1. All that is needed to satisfy
      2. Anything that fills or is used to fill; esp., earth, gravel, etc. used for filling a hole or depression
      3. An amount needed to make full, complete, or satisfied:
      1. (--- Med.) The filling of a wound or cavity with gauze, etc. to permit drainage and prevent closure
      2. Material used to fill in the space around something, especially to make a piston etc. watertight or airtight.
      3. Special material used to fill containers or vessels for certain chemically related applications.
      1. Soft filling material used in cushions etc.
      2. (Computing) Extra characters such as spaces added to the end of a record to fill it out to a fixed length.
      3. Unnecessary or irrelevant material put into a speech or piece of writing, making it longer
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  2. A replaceable portion

      1. A thin, usually wedge-shaped piece of wood, metal, or stone typically inserted under some part so as to level it or make it flush with another part
      2. A small metal device used to pick open a lock.
      3. A thin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly.
      1. (Elec.) A similar insulating lining or part
      2. (Electricity) An insulating lining for an aperture through which a conductor passes.
      3. A removable, cylindrical lining or sleeve used in a machine to reduce the effect of friction on moving parts, decrease the diameter of an opening, etc.
      1. A large commercial ship or airplane, especially one carrying passengers on a regular route.
      2. A lining within the cylinder of a steam engine, in which the piston works and between which and the outer shell of the cylinder a space is left to form a steam jacket.
      3. A removable cover or lining
      1. (Archaeology) A cylindrical stone or clay object with an engraved design or inscription.
      2. Any of several rotating parts in a printing press, especially one that carries the paper.
      3. (Geom.) A solid figure consisting of two parallel bases in the form of congruent, closed curves joined by a smooth, continuous, closed surface; specif., such a figure (right circular cylinder) having circular bases and a surface perpendicular to the bases
      1. A container made to be carried on the body of a person or animal.
      2. A large bundle of things wrapped or tied up for carrying, as on the back of a person or animal; load
      3. A small package containing a standard number of identical or similar items:
      1. Anything made of or stuffed with soft material to fill out a shape, protect against friction, pressure, jarring, or blows, etc.; cushion
      2. A launch pad.
      3. (--- Sports) A piece of equipment consisting of shaped cushioning material often attached to a hard outer surface and worn to protect against blows, collisions, or shots.
      1. A case containing a ribbon in a spool, for use in printers and electric typewriters.
      2. A cylindrical case of cardboard, metal, etc. containing the charge and primer, and usually the projectile, for a firearm
      3. A small modular unit designed to be inserted into a larger piece of equipment:
      1. A product packaged to replace the used contents of a container.
      2. A filling after the first.
      3. A unit to replace the contents of a container that is not itself discarded after use
  3. In journalism, matter used to fill a column