- a person who manipulates.
- a mechanical device for the remote handling of objects or materials in conditions not permitting the immediate presence of workers.
Origin of manipulator
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Examples from the Web for manipulator
This character is both mentor and manipulator, which makes him complicated—and interesting.Harrison Ford Discusses ‘Ender’s Game,’ Drone Warfare, Vietnam, and Playing A Badass President
October 28, 2013
"You can take that manipulator off in an hour or so," he told me.Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
Even so masterful a manipulator of men as Cecil Rhodes failed with him.An African Adventure
Isaac F. Marcosson
But there is one disappointment often awaiting the manipulator of mankind.The Philosophy of Natural Theology
He considered himself, and indeed he was, above all things, a manipulator of men.Name and Fame
Yet this boy was declared by the manipulator to have a decided talent for mathematics.In the School-Room
John S. Hart
Word Origin and History for manipulator
1804, from manipulate with Latin agent noun ending. Perhaps formed on model of French manipulateur (1783).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper