(in a firearm or cannon) the mechanism that, after firing, pulls an empty or unfired cartridge or shell case out of the chamber and brings it into place for action by the ejector.
a centrifuge for spinning wet laundry so as to remove excess water.
Medicine/Medical, Dentistry. an instrument for drawing out, extracting, or pulling.
Origin of extractor
First recorded in 1605–15; extract
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British Dictionary definitions for extractor
a person or thing that extracts
an instrument for pulling something out or removing tight-fitting components
a device for extracting liquid from a solid, esp a centrifugal dryer
a fitting in many firearms for removing spent cartridges from the chamber
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An instrument used for drawing or pulling out any natural part or foreign body.
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