distributor noun

ADJ. global, international, overseas, worldwide | local, national | exclusive, sole | authorized, licensed | independent, third party Third party distributors are used to distribute the product in areas where the group does not have offices. | large, leading, main, major, primary We are the primary distributor of the system in France. | car, computer, film, food, software | electricity the national electricity distributor

VERB + DISTRIBUTOR appoint (sb) as We have been appointed sole UK distributor of a number of Hungarian wines. | act as We will act as the exclusive distributor for these Russian goods to the world market.

PREP. through a/the ~ You can get the book through your local distributor. | ~ for the exclusive distributor for these goods a distributor for the German market a distributor for Hewlett-Packard Co