1. Noun.  One who, or that which, accumulates.
  2. Noun.  (British) A wet-cell storage battery.
  3. Noun.  (betting) A collective bet on successive events, with both stake and winnings being carried forward to accumulate progressively.
  4. Noun.  (mechanics) A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deep-sea dredging.
  5. Noun.  (manufacturing) A vessel containing pressurized hot water ready for release as steam.
  6. Noun.  (engineering, hydraulics) A container which stores hydraulic power for release, in the form of a pressurized fluid (often suspended within a larger tank of fluid under pressure).
  7. Noun.  (computer science) A register in a calculator or computer used for holding the intermediate results of a computation or data transfer.
  8. Noun.  (finance) A derivative contract under which the seller commits to sell shares of an underlying security at a certain strike price, which the buyer is obligated to buy.

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