- a person who moves from place to place.
- a person who circulates money, information, etc.
- a talebearer or scandalmonger.
- any of various devices for circulating gases or liquids.
- Obsolete. a mountebank.
Origin of circulator
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Examples from the Web for circulator
Look here, beer-seller; I want you to understand that I am not a circulator of counterfeit money!Told by the Death's Head
The circulating water, after passing through the condenser, discharges overboard through the circulator discharge pipe.
Now "circulator" in Latin means a charlatan—that is enough for Guy Patin.
Hill, the circulator of the Post, caused the arrest of five of the little fellows and they were locked up.The Pullman Boycott
W. F. Burns
Controls are all in place and wired at the factory except connection to circulator.
Word Origin and History for circulator
"one who puts (something) in circulation," 1755, agent noun in Latin form from circulate (v.). Classical Latin circulator meant "peddler, hawker," a sense attested occasionally in English 17c. and after.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper