[ ih-jek-ter ]
/ ɪˈdʒɛk tər /


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.

Nearby words

  1. ejection seat,
  2. ejection sound,
  3. ejective,
  4. ejectively,
  5. ejectment,
  6. ejector seat,
  7. ejidatario,
  8. ejido,
  9. ejusd.,
  10. ek se

Origin of ejector

First recorded in 1630–40; eject + -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for ejector


/ (ɪˈdʒɛktə) /


a person or thing that ejects
the mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty cartridge or shell after firing
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