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  1. a person or thing that lubricates.
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Origin of lubricator

First recorded in 1750–60; lubricate + -or2
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Examples from the Web for lubricator

Historical Examples of lubricator

  • The ratchet wheel and pawl shown in fig. 48 are part of the lubricator.

    Gas and Oil Engines, Simply Explained

    Walter C. Runciman

  • At half past three the investigation had got as far as the lubricator.

    The Valiants of Virginia

    Hallie Erminie Rives

  • Carefully adjusting the drips from the lubricator, he set them to give a more liberal supply than was usual.

    The Hero of Panama

    F. S. Brereton

  • By this simple contrivance the capillary action can be stopped or renewed in a second, without removing the top of the lubricator.

  • Some form of lubricator is usually fitted at G in order to supply oil to the bearing continuously.

British Dictionary definitions for lubricator


  1. a person or thing that lubricates
  2. a device for applying lubricant
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