- a person or thing that ejects.
- (in a firearm or gun) the mechanism that after firing throws out the empty cartridge or shell.
- Also called eductor. a device for inducing a flow of a fluid from a chamber or vessel by using the pressure of a jet of water, air, steam, etc., to create a partial vacuum in such a way as to entrain the fluid to be removed.
- any of various devices for removing work from a machine or die.
Origin of ejector
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Examples from the Web for ejector
Military pilots face similar risks and, for them, the greatest safety advance was the ejector seat.Can Anyone Make Space Safe for Civilians?
November 4, 2014
Kelsey takes that riff further: "The show will be our ejector seat, our launch pad, our final disappearing act."Bernadette Corporation: Mutating Art Collective Succeeds in the Avant Garde
September 7, 2012
Something left a red smear on his palm as he worked the ejector.The Flaming Jewel
Robert W. Chambers
When a train has come to rest, the brakes must be sucked off by the ejector.How it Works
This is the principle of the ejector, which engineers have put to many uses.The Romance of War Inventions
Thomas W. Corbin
For instance, the air may be extracted from a condenser by an ejector.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
Here is a testing die for a part of the ejector of one of our 1911 models.The Boy With the U.S. Census
- a person or thing that ejects
- the mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty cartridge or shell after firing
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