injector

[in-jek-ter]
noun
  1. a person or thing that injects.
  2. Machinery.
    1. a device for injecting feedwater into a boiler against high pressure by means of a jet of steam.
    2. Also called fuel injector.a mechanism consisting of a pump, valves, and nozzles for spraying fuel into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine.

Origin of injector

First recorded in 1735–45; inject + -or2
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Examples from the Web for injector

Historical Examples of injector

  • In Fig. 15 we have an illustration of the principle of an injector.

    How it Works

    Archibald Williams

  • A form of injector very commonly used is Giffard's (Fig. 16).

    How it Works

    Archibald Williams

  • Now, what sort of a fool-sort of an injector has Eustis loaded on to this rig this time?

  • After steam is up the boiler should be supplied with water by a pump or injector.

  • What is an injector, and what is the principle of its operation?


British Dictionary definitions for injector

injector

noun
  1. a person or thing that injects
  2. a device for spraying fuel into the combustion chamber of an internal-combustion engine
  3. Also: inspirator a device for forcing water into a steam boiler
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