master-slave manipulator

[mas-ter-sleyv, mah-ster-]


any of various devices, guided by the hand of the operator, for imitating the motions and tactile sensitivity of the human hand to a greater or lesser extent: used in situations in which direct handling of the objects or materials involved would be dangerous or impossible.

Nearby words

  1. master's degree,
  2. master's test,
  3. master's two-step exercise test,
  4. master-at-arms,
  5. master-plan,
  6. master-stroke,
  7. master-work,
  8. masterclass,
  9. masterful,
  10. masterfully

Origin of master-slave manipulator

First recorded in 1950–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019