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receiver


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Receiver  \Re*ceiv"er\,  n.  (Firearms) 
  In  portable  breech-loading  firearms,  the  steel  frame  screwed 
  to  the  breech  end  of  the  barrel,  which  receives  the  bolt  or 
  block,  gives  means  of  securing  for  firing,  facilitates 
  loading,  and  holds  the  ejector,  cut-off,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Receiver  \Re*ceiv"er\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  receveur.] 
  1.  One  who  takes  or  receives  in  any  manner. 
 
  2.  (Law)  A  person  appointed,  ordinarily  by  a  court,  to 
  receive,  and  hold  in  trust,  money  or  other  property  which 
  is  the  subject  of  litigation,  pending  the  suit;  a  person 
  appointed  to  take  charge  of  the  estate  and  effects  of  a 
  corporation,  and  to  do  other  acts  necessary  to  winding  up 
  its  affairs,  in  certain  cases.  --Bouvier. 
 
  3.  One  who  takes  or  buys  stolen  goods  from  a  thief,  knowing 
  them  to  be  stolen.  --Blackstone. 
 
  4.  (Chem.) 
  a  A  vessel  connected  with  an  alembic,  a  retort,  or  the 
  like  for  receiving  and  condensing  the  product  of 
  distillation. 
  b  A  vessel  for  receiving  and  containing  gases. 
 
  5.  (Pneumatics)  The  glass  vessel  in  which  the  vacuum  is 
  produced,  and  the  objects  of  experiment  are  put  in 
  experiments  with  an  air  pump.  Cf  {Bell  jar},  and  see 
  Illust.  of  {Air  pump}. 
 
  6.  (Steam  Engine) 
  a  A  vessel  for  receiving  the  exhaust  steam  from  the 
  high-pressure  cylinder  before  it  enters  the 
  low-pressure  cylinder,  in  a  compound  engine. 
  b  A  capacious  vessel  for  receiving  steam  from  a  distant 
  boiler,  and  supplying  it  dry  to  an  engine. 
 
  7.  That  portion  of  a  telephonic  apparatus,  or  similar  system, 
  at  which  the  message  is  received  and  made  audible;  -- 
  opposed  to  transmitter. 
 
  {Exhausted  receiver}  (Physics),  a  receiver,  as  that  used  with 
  the  air  pump,  from  which  the  air  has  been  withdrawn;  a 
  vessel  the  interior  of  which  is  a  more  or  less  complete 
  vacuum. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  receiver 
  n  1:  equipment  that  receives  radio  or  tv  signals  [syn:  {receiving 
  system}] 
  2:  a  person  (usually  appointed  by  a  court  of  law)  who 
  liquidates  assets  or  preserves  them  for  the  benefit  of 
  affected  parties  [syn:  {liquidator}] 
  3:  converts  electrical  signals  into  sounds  [syn:  {telephone 
  receiver}] 
  4:  a  person  who  gets  something  [syn:  {recipient}] 
  5:  a  football  player  who  catches  (or  is  supposed  to  catch)  a 
  forward  pass  [syn:  {pass  catcher}] 




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