Shred, Shredder, or Shredding may refer to:

Mechanical devices

* Paper shredder, used in offices to destroy sensitive documents
* Woodchippers, which can shred wood, brush, etc.
* Food processor, a kitchen appliance which can shred food
* Industrial shredder, used in factories to crush concrete filled drums, hard drives, filing cabinets, heavy equipment, etc.


* Neo-classical metal, a subgenre of heavy metal which occasionally is called "shred metal"
* Shred guitar, a unique style of electric guitar playing that focuses on quickly executing advanced techniques to increase the speed of the playing, often being utilized in the above-mentioned neo-classical metal


* "Shredder", an inflatable whitewater craft


* Metaphorically "shredding" a file or disk to counter data remanence, see data erasure
* Shredder (chess), a chess program developed by Stefan Meyer-Kahlen
* Shredder, the alpha build of Mozilla Thunderbird


* "Shredder" (film), a 2003 horror film
* Shredder (TMNT), the main adversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
* "Shred" (film), a film in production in 2008
* "Shred 2", the sequel to the film "Shred"


* Shredding (tree pruning technique)
* Shredding (disassembling genomic data)
* Shredders (invertebrates with large mouthparts in streams)

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  • Shredding — (deutsch: zerschnipseln) bezeichnet bestimmte schnelle musikalische Elemente eines Gitarren Solospiels. Der Begriff wird vor allem in der Rockmusik verwendet. Geprägt wurde der Begriff in den 1980er Jahren, in denen viele Gitarristen diese… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shredding — Shred ding, n. 1. The act of cutting or tearing into shreds. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is cut or torn off; a piece. Hooker. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shredding — n. act of tearing into small pieces; act of destroying documents with a shredding machine; process of being torn into small pieces ʃred n. scrap, torn piece of material; bit, small amount v. tear into small pieces; destroy documents with a… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shredding — Shred Shred, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shred} or {Shredded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shredding}.] [OE. shreden, schreden, AS. scre[ a]dian; akin to OD. schrooden, OHG. scr?tan, G. schroten. See {Shred}, n.] 1. To cut or tear into small pieces, particularly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shredding — /ˈʃrɛdɪŋ/ (say shreding) noun Colloquial skilful snowboarding with sharp turns and changes of direction. Also, snow shredding …  

  • Shredding (disassembling genomic data) — Shredding refers to the process in bioinformatics of taking assembled sequences and disassembling them into short sequences of usually 500 to 750 base pairs (bp). This is generally done for the purpose of taking the short shredded sequences and… …   Wikipedia

  • Shredding Green — is a hamlet in the parish of Iver, in Buckinghamshire, England …   Wikipedia

  • Shredding (tree pruning technique) — Shredding is a method of tree pruning by which all side branches are removed on a systematic basis.In some countries this can be used for animal fodder.Other woodland management techniques include pollarding and also* Woodland… …   Wikipedia

  • Shredding — Shred Pour les articles homonymes, voir shred (homonymie). Le shred (littéralement déchiqueter en anglais), est un terme utilisé pour désigner une tendance à la virtuosité du jeu de guitare tout particulièrement dans le rock et le metal. En effet …   Wikipédia en Français

  • shredding — /shred ing/, n. furring attached to the undersides of rafters. Also, shreading. [1660 70; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

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