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extractor


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extractor  \Ex*tract"or\,  n. 
  1.  A  centrifugal  drying  machine. 
 
  2.  (Apiculture)  A  machine  for  clearing  combs  of  honey;  also 
  a  device  for  rendering  wax. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Extractor  \Ex*tract"or\,  n. 
  One  who  or  that  which  extracts;  as: 
  a  (Surg.)  A  forceps  or  instrument  for  extracting 
  substances. 
  b  (Breech-loading  Firearms)  A  device  for  withdrawing  a 
  cartridge  or  spent  cartridge  shell  from  the  chamber  of 
  the  barrel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  extractor 
  n  1:  an  instrument  for  extracting  tight-fitting  components 
  2:  uses  centrifugal  force  to  separate  particles  from  a 
  suspension  [syn:  {centrifuge},  {separator}] 
  3:  a  mechanism  in  a  firearm  that  pulls  an  empty  shell  case  out 
  of  the  chamber  and  passes  it  to  the  ejector  [syn:  {cartridge 
  extractor},  {cartridge  remover}] 




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