Origin of erector
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This erector approaches closely the faculties of the human arm.The Wonder Book of Knowledge
If he erected the Memorial, he should have been described as "The Erector."
Here, for the first time, an “erector arm” was used for placing the segments, which weighed about half a ton.
William Murdock, at this time a Boulton and Watt erector, may have suggested this arrangement.Kinematics of Mechanisms from the Time of Watt
Eugene S. Ferguson
The erector consisted of a box-shaped frame mounted on a central shaft revolving on bearings attached to the shield.
- anatomy any muscle that raises a part or makes it erect
- a person or thing that erects
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Word Origin and History for erector
1530s, agent noun in Latin form from erect (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A muscle that makes a body part erect.arrector
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