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Meaning of EXTRACTOR

Pronunciation:  ik'straktur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
  2. [n]  an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
  3. [n]  an instrument for extracting tight-fitting components

EXTRACTOR is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: cartridge extractor, cartridge remover, centrifuge, separator
 See Also: apparatus, forceps, gun, haematocrit, hematocrit, instrument, mechanism, setup, ultracentrifuge



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*tract"or\, n.
    One who, or that which, extracts; as:
    (a) (Surg.) A forceps or instrument for extracting
    (b) (Breech-loading Firearms) A device for withdrawing a
        cartridge or spent cartridge shell from the chamber of
        the barrel.
  2. \Ex*tract"or\, n.
    1. A centrifugal drying machine.
    2. (Apiculture) A machine for clearing combs of honey; also,
       a device for rendering wax.