interrogator

[ in-ter-uh-gey-ter ]
/ ɪnˈtɛr əˌgeɪ tər /

noun

a person who interrogates.
Also called challenger. Radio. a transmitter that emits a signal to trigger a transponder.

Nearby words

  1. interrogation,
  2. interrogation mark,
  3. interrogation point,
  4. interrogative,
  5. interrogative sentence,
  6. interrogator-responsor,
  7. interrogatories,
  8. interrogatory,
  9. interrupt,
  10. interrupted

Origin of interrogator

1745–55; < Late Latin interrogātor; see interrogate, -tor

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British Dictionary definitions for interrogator

interrogator

/ (ɪnˈtɛrəˌɡeɪtə) /

noun

a person who interrogates
a radio or radar transmitter used to send interrogating signals
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Word Origin and History for interrogator

interrogator

n.

1751, from Late Latin interrogator, agent noun from interrogare (see interrogation).

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