Definition of underwriter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʌndəraɪtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌndəraɪtər//
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  1. 1a person or organization that underwrites insurance policies, especially for ships
  2. 2a person whose job is to estimate the risks involved in a particular activity and decide how much somebody must pay for insurance
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: underwriter